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Chum Baby

Bob Triggs is a well-respected fishing guide from the Olympic Peninsula in north-western Washinton State. His Chum Baby is a thin little fly pattern he has developed specifically for the Sea-run cutthroat trout and chum salmon off the west coast. In the spring, when coho and coastal cutthroat trout are feeding on chum salmon fry, the Chum Baby fly pattern is a must-have pattern for anglers who don't like getting skunked. This is the original pattern, but many variations have been developed including some with color changes and flashier wings. The fly can be tied either with the bead for fishing deep or bead-less for targetting fish at the surface on the prowl for easy prey. There is no need to limit the fly to saltwater fishing as it converts to a great little pattern for fishing lakes and rivers for any piscivorous species. A little change in color and hook can provide a fresh fly to try in your favorite water. Chum Baby fly pattern recipe (Bob Triggs) Hook Gamakatsu SS15 #6-14 Bead: Copper brass bead (4.6mm on #6) optional Thread: Brown olive 70d (8/0) Body: 4-6 strands pearl Flashabou Flash: 2 strands crystal flash Wing: Grey squirrel tail Collar: 3-4 peacock herl https://www.speypages.com/speyclave/53-general/70316-now-man-have-drink.html Contact: http://piscatorflies.com/about-piscator-flies/ Web: http://piscatorflies.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/piscatorflies/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/piscatorflies/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/piscatorflies/ Southern California by Riot (Royalty Free Music) Camera: Nikon CoolPix B700 http://amzn.to/2CUJ6uW Vise: Griffin Montana Mongoose http://amzn.to/2sQWcov Check out my books on Blurb http://www.blurb.com/user/pacres

John Gierach’s Little Brown Trout Bucktail

"The solution to any problem -- work, love, money, whatever -- is to go fishing, and the worse the problem, the longer the trip should be." -John Gierach John Gierach’s Little Brown Trout is a classic for both bass and trout anglers. The bucktail was developed alongside the Gierach Special bucktail | https://youtu.be/Ni6N3svNd0c | John originally tied this fly pattern with pearl braid and weighted the body with lead wire. John Gierach’s Little Brown Trout Bucktail Fly Pattern Hook: Mustad L87-3665Axl #4-#10 Thread: White 6/0 Body: Pearl flat tinsel over white floss Throat: White bucktail (short belly) Wing: Orange bucktail, pearl Krystal Flash and fox squirrel tail Topping: Peacock herl Eye: Yellow painted eye with a black center Head: Black Bob Petti's Barrel Full of Bucktails | https://globalflyfisher.com/patterns-streamers/barrel-full-of-bucktails From Streamers 365 | http://streamers365.com/2013/11/83-2013-gierachs-little-brown-trout-variant-tied-bob-petti/ "If people don't occasionally walk away from you shaking their heads, you're doing something wrong." -John Gierach Sources: Trout Bum -John Gierach https://amzn.to/2CMyHVJ (affiliate link) Fly Tyer Magazine Spring 2004 Volume 10 No. 1 pg. 34-39 Contact: http://piscatorflies.com/about-piscator-flies/ Web: http://piscatorflies.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/piscatorflies/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/piscatorflies/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/piscatorflies/ Southern California by Riot (Royalty Free Music) Camera: Nikon CoolPix B700 http://amzn.to/2CUJ6uW Vise: Griffin Montana Mongoose http://amzn.to/2sQWcov Check out my books on Blurb http://www.blurb.com/user/pacres #bucktail #troutfly #bassfly #flytying

Anderson's Bird of Prey October Caddis Var.

The Bird of Prey is an effective year-round caddis, but during the late summer and into the fall months, the October Caddis coloration really shines. Rick Anderson developed the pattern in California, but it is a useful fly to have across North America. I like to have an orange color that is a little subdued and not overly bright. The Shrimp UV Ice Dubbing I've used here is almost perfect, but the colors aren't consistent from batch to batch and some of the dubbing I have is a little too far on the pink side for this fly. I tend to use a little smaller bead on this pattern, using a 4.0mm bead for the size 6 and a 3.5mm for size 8. You can use either brass or tungsten beads for the fly pattern. If you need to get even deeper, a few wraps of lead wire behind the bead should help a little extra weight. Anderson’s Bird of Prey October Caddis Fly Recipe Hook: Mustad C49s #6-8 Bead: Brass copper 4mm Thread: Brown Olive 8/0 (70d) Tail: Hungarian partridge Rib: Pearl Flashabou Body: Orange (shrimp) UV ice dub & tan UV ice dub Legs: Hungarian partridge Collar: 3-4 peacock herls Contact: http://piscatorflies.com/about-piscator-flies/ Web: http://piscatorflies.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/piscatorflies/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/piscatorflies/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/piscatorflies/ Southern California by Riot (Royalty Free Music) Camera: Nikon CoolPix B700 http://amzn.to/2CUJ6uW Vise: Griffin Montana Mongoose http://amzn.to/2sQWcov Check out my books on Blurb http://www.blurb.com/user/pacres

Clouser Deep Minnow

The Clouser Deep Minnow, more commonly known as the Clouser, has been responsible for bringing in somewhere between 86 and 115 species of fish to the happy angler. Bob Clouser came up with the #clouserminnow back in 1984, and it has since spawned a large number of variations and colors to target both #saltwater and freshwater gamefish. The iconic chartreuse and white Clouser is Bob's signature pattern, but I'm a big fan of this brown and pink version. The original fly pattern is tied using bucktail, but other materials like craft fur, snow pony, yak, polar bear, EP fibers and Flashabou have all been used for variants. I've used the Clouser to target bass, walleye, pike, and trout with good success. I have a flashy version for saltwater fishing and have even tied some micro (#8) versions of the fly for #trout. You can vary the eyes used depending on how deep you need to get the fly. Bead chain eyes, brass barbells, and lead dumbbell can be used with the lead being heaviest. For saltwater versions of the fly, I generally try and tie them a little longer and freshwater flies about 1.6x the hook length Clouser Deep Minnow Hook: Mustad S71 #6-3/0 Thread: White FWN (210d) Eyes: Brass or lead barbell w/ pupil Flash: Pearl crystal flash Tail: Brown bucktail (belly) Wing: Pink bucktail (back) Body Coat: Bone Dry UV resin Head: Sharpie, Bone Dry & nail polish Subscribe (and click the bell) for notifications of new videos! http://bit.ly/piscatorflies Contact: http://piscatorflies.com/about-piscator-flies/ Web: http://piscatorflies.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/piscatorflies/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/piscatorflies/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/piscatorflies/ Southern California by Riot (Royalty Free Music) Camera: Nikon CoolPix B700 http://amzn.to/2CUJ6uW Vise: Griffin Montana Mongoose http://amzn.to/2sQWcov Check out my books on Blurb http://www.blurb.com/user/pacres

Flashback Seal Scud Stillwater Trout Fly

The Flashback Seal scud has gone through a lot of changes in my flybox over the years. I've added the UV coating over the back flash as well as using a multicolored dubbing blend rather than a monotone one. It is in spring and fall when the scuds are at their peak populations in ponds and lakes. There are 2 main families of scuds fly tyers and anglers need to be aware of, the larger gammerus and the smaller hylella. Gammerus can be in the size 8-12 range while the hylella tend to grow into sizes 14-18. I hand blend the dubbing for this fly using olives, brown, and a touch of claret. I like the mix of color better than a straight monotone budding. If you do not have legal access to seal dubbing, you can try a coarse dubbing like Simi seal, Antron or trilobal synthetics. Flashback Seal Scud Fly Pattern Recipe Hook: Scud hook like Firehole 315 #10-16 Weight: 0.025 lead or no-lead wire Thread: Olive 8/0 (70 denier) Tail: 8 strands crystal flash Shellback: Pearl Flashabou (10) and UV Flex Ribbing: Gold wire Body: Seal dubbing Olive, brown, claret blend or Antron or Simi seal Contact: http://piscatorflies.com/about-piscator-flies/ Web: http://piscatorflies.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/piscatorflies/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/piscatorflies/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/piscatorflies/ Southern California by Riot (Royalty Free Music) Camera: Nikon CoolPix B700 http://amzn.to/2CUJ6uW Vise: Griffin Montana Mongoose http://amzn.to/2sQWcov Check out my books on Blurb http://www.blurb.com/user/pacres

Charlie Boy Hopper Variation

This variation of the Charlie Boy Hopper makes a couple changes from Charlie Craven's original fly pattern (http://www.charliesflyboxinc.com/flybox/print.cfm?parentID=164). I've added a foam wing and an indicator layer to the wing. The fly float really well and will easily support a dropper nymph. Coupled with the twitchy silicone legs and natural silhouette, the fly is a great choice for summer and fall hopper/dropper fly fishing. The use of foam has advantages over the traditional deer hair hoppers. It is a more durable fly and doesn't easily lose buoyancy, allowing you to fish longer before needing a fly change. I tie the fly in tan, brown, olive, yellow and green. You can try it in hot colors like purple, red or hot pink for something a little different. The foam is inexpensive and can be found in big box stores or craft stores with a good variety of colors available. As a rule of thumb, cut your strips of foam in a similar width as the hook gape. Charlie Boy Variant (Charlie Craven) Hook: Firehole 718 #04-10 Thread: Rusty Brown 6/0 (140d) Underbody: Foam strip 2x2mm Body: 2mm foam strips & super glue Legs: Silicone or rubber legs Wing: Cut 2mm foam Wing: Elk hair Indicator: Congo hair Bone Dry UV, super glues, toothpick and razor blade Contact: http://piscatorflies.com/about-piscator-flies/ Web: http://piscatorflies.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/piscatorflies/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/piscatorflies/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/piscatorflies/ Southern California by Riot (Royalty Free Music) Camera: Nikon CoolPix B700 http://amzn.to/2CUJ6uW Vise: Griffin Montana Mongoose http://amzn.to/2sQWcov Check out my books on Blurb http://www.blurb.com/user/pacres

Recharged on Bowmanville Creek

It’s been a long week and in order to get right, I thought it would be a good idea to get out on the water and perhaps if the fish co-operated, break my skunking from the last outing. I headed into emergency Friday night with some severe pain and what turned out to be a kidney stone migrating out. By Monday, I was feeling better again and the rivers were in great shape for trout. I decided to take along my 2wt 6’ 6’ 4pc graphite rod out paired with my Islander LR1 in hope of catching some resident rainbow trout. I dropped Kaiser Jek off at school and hopped in the Scion. I didn’t know where I would end up, but headed east in search of some trout. I hit Bowmanville, and decided to try my luck. I parked and suited up. I started the day fishing a squirmy worm, but the clarity of the water suggested I might have some better luck with a little more natural looking bug. I switched off to a #16 Golden Olive nymph and felt the first hit as I drifted the nymph through some green water near an overhanging tree in the stream. The trout was small and I let it off the hook before bringing it out of the pool. I could see a few of the migratory steelhead in the depths, their backs showing their hard fight up the river, white patches and tattered fins highlighted in the shallow pool. I shut off the camera and things really started happening. I started catching decent sized trout on every other cast. I added a little bit of split shot in front of the fly to get it a little deeper and found the trout on almost every cast. I managed about 10 trout in the pool and then decided to move on. IT was getting close to lunch and so I fished every pool on the way back to the car. I made it to the car and decided to just fish one more pool, and then another and so on and so on. A couple hours later and countless trout, I headed back to the car. I had to be back to pick up Kaiser Jek from school and so just one more cast wouldn’t happen. This stretch of the river was busy, and I saw at least 10 other anglers on the short strip that I walked. Most of them congregated around the large pool and I’ve seen as many as 30 anglers grouped in this spot. I quietly slip past on my way upstream to lonelier waters. Although the river upstream may not hold as many fish, I get the solitude I was looking for and some beautiful natural scenery. I tied on a CDC & Elk at a couple spots, but the topwater bite wasn’t happening today. I did see a couple rises, but it’s still early in the season and wasn’t expecting too much. I needed to have some smaller caddis in the box and so I’ll need to tie some #16 and #14 caddis for the flybox. For the nymphs, I think I’ll be tying up some more of the Golden Olive with tungsten beads. I only had one in the box, but luckily, I managed to keep it for the day. There were several close calls with snags on the bottom and a couple wraps around the overhanging trees. I can mark this trip as a success. I stopped counting fish after 10 or so and I guess I landed somewhere around 30 in all. All rainbows, all on the golden olive nymph. Tie to hit the vise again and start planning the next time out on the water. Contact: http://piscatorflies.com/about-piscator-flies/ Web: http://piscatorflies.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/piscatorflies/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/piscatorflies/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/piscatorflies/ Southern California by Riot (Royalty Free Music) Check out my books on Blurb http://www.blurb.com/user/pacres

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