Published Jul 21. 2022 - 2 weeks ago
Updated or edited Jul 26. 2022

Slump Buster

My first trout over 20" on the fly rod was with a Slump Buster fly. If you guys have been watching since the beginning of my channel, you will remember a trip to the Animas river in Durango Colorado. I fished 3 separate days with absolutely no luck. As I was leaving I threw on one of these and tried one last spot on my way back to the car. And sure enough I hooked into what was around a 22-23" brown trout. Amazing fish. From that day forth the Slump Buster held a special spot in my heart, and always seemed to stay in my box.

I like to fish these deep. You can swing them and strip them, which works great. However I find simply dead drifting them and getting them down into deep holes where the big fish linger is one of my favorite techniques. It is a heavy fly, so it fishes deep spots very well.

These are made to look like small baitfish, mainly sculpin. Sculpin have big heads and wide pectoral fins. The large collar on this fly mimics that very well. They are also fish that primarily hang out near the bottom, so this is why I tend to have my best luck fishing this fly deep.

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Materials
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Hook: Risen 300 (size 10) - https://www.risenfly.com/collections/hooks/products/streamer-300
Head: Risen Cone Head (medium, gold) - https://www.risenfly.com/collections/beads-and-weights/products/brass-co...
Weight: Lead Free Wire (size 0.015) - https://www.dooleysflyfishing.com/products/round-lead-free-wire?_pos=1&_...
Thread: Veevus 140 (brown) - https://www.dooleysflyfishing.com/products/veevus-power-thread?variant=3...
Body: Sparkle Braid (midge, chartreuse) - https://competitiveangler.com/shop/body-materials/chenilles-braids/utc-m...
Ribbing: Ultra Wire (medium, gold) - https://www.dooleysflyfishing.com/products/ultra-wire?variant=1364824116...
Tail/collar: Pine Squirrel Strip (chartreuse) - https://www.dooleysflyfishing.com/products/natures-spirit-pine-squirrel-...

Tools
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Vise: Renzetti Traveler - https://amzn.to/2t2FFmo
Bobbin: Stonfo Bobtec - https://amzn.to/2YWOf39
Scissors: Risen 4" All Purpose - https://www.risenfly.com/collections/fly-tying-tools-and-accessories/pro...
Whip finisher: Dr. Slick brass - https://amzn.to/2tGYwDW
Fly Tying Bench: Oasis Walnut Compact Bench - https://www.oasisbenches.com/oasis-benches/compact-bench/

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