Published May 19. 2022 - 1 month ago
Updated or edited May 19. 2022

Rainbow Warrior

The Rainbow Warrior is a fly created by Lance Eagan to fish as an attractor for fish targeting smaller sized midges and baetis. This is a flashy fly that really grabs the trouts attention. One way I really like fishing it is as my lead fly, and drop a more realistic and less flashy midge behind it like a black beauty or RS2. I find the trout will come up to inspect the flashy fly, and more often than not they will bite the Rainbow Warrior, however some fish will get spooked by its over flashiness and then see the more natural fly coming behind it and take that. This fly brings the fish up out of the depths.

I am stating this based on what Eagan said in a video once. He recommended to use the larger sized flash as it will help make the fly more durable. Many people use the finer flash, which you could I guess. However he states, and I tend to agree, that the thicker sized flash, doubled over on itself will not only give a nice ribbing effect, but also make the fly much more durable. So do yourself a favor and try it with the large sized flash rather than the fine stuff.

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Hook: Risen Barbless 9251 (size 16) -
Bead: Risen Silver Brass Bead (size 2.4mm) -
Thread: Veevus 10/0 (red) -
Tail: Pheasant Tail -
Body/Wing Case: Pearl Tinsel (large) -
Dubbing: Rainbow Scud Dub -
Cement: Solarez Ultra Thin -

Vise: Renzetti Traveler -
Bobbin: Stonfo Bobtec -
Scissors: Risen Spring Assist -
Whip finisher: Dr. Slick brass -
Fly Tying Bench: Oasis Walnut Compact Bench -
UV Light: Solarez UV Cure (high output) -

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