Published Feb 2. 2018 - 6 years ago
Updated or edited Feb 3. 2018

Nymphing Baitfish - Small Fry

This fly is one I created to nymph for trout at my local river after the hatch. On the Animas, the rainbow trout and brown trout eggs start hatching, and there are tons of little fry that become food for the larger trout. I used to nymph a white rabbit leech for them, but I wanted to create a more realistic baitfish profile to catch them with.

Being completely coated with UV resin, this fly will be very durable, and able to withstand many fish strikes from toothy brown trout. Also, I find this fly to not be too difficult to tie.

Materials I used on this fly.
Hook: Umqua U301 in size 12
Weight: .015 lead wire
Thread: Veevus 16/0 in olive
Tail: Marabou in Olive
Body Wrap: Tinsel Twist in Olive and Red
Back: Peacock Hurl
Belly: Pearl Crystal Flash
Eyes: 2mm 3D eyes
1st Coat Resin - Solarez "Thin Hard" Formula
2nd Coat Resin - Solarez "Bone Dry" Formula


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