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The CDC & Elk family
Warm water: In Virginia, the rivers are full of crayfish. Author Michael Smith AKA Rybolov went last week to the South Fork of the Shenandoah, and in a meter-square area along the shoreline, there had to be at least 30 crayfish. That may be why Skip's Dad works so well there.
Learn to tie the bass pattern here
Big Hole Demon
Twoface: A classical pattern originated back in the sixties - here adapted for Scandinavian sea trout fishing, but probably also useful for bass and other species as well as the brownies it was originally tied for. The fly is fairly easy to tie and we have made it even simpler.
See how to go about it here.
See the original article by Martin Joergensen for materials and instructions
Thanks for the pattern Martin! I had an incredible day a few weeks ago using a white/silver version of this fly. I landed over 150 fish, with a large chunk of them coming on the Kluting. This has quickly become one of my favorite all around searching patterns. In addition to white/silver, I tie these in the usual drab olive and black. I've also used wool for the head--its a little easier to tie and shape around the lead eyes.