When summer kicks in, my best dropper flies tend to be small emergers. So, I am experimenting with some new colors, as I prep for our Pittsburg, NH, trip. View this post on Instagram For low and slow water on languid summer days. Size 18 Flashback BWO emerger. Post at the blog. HT @flyfishfood #flytying
BWOs are abundant and a staple in most people’s fly boxes. Here’s a great video from Kelly Galloup. It’s a very thorough review of hooks, body, materials, and an important strike trigger that he incorporates. A simple tie.
Ah, yes, the Baetis. Otherwise known as the Blue-Winged Olive, it is a bug about which anglers need to know. That’s because BWOs hatch periodically in the spring, summer and fall (cf. the Orvis Eastern Hatch Chart). When nymphing, I usually fish a size 18 or 20. One trick is to make them slim. The
I’m reloading the fly boxes with some tried-and-true patterns. Among them are the flashback WD-40 and the Caddis Emerger. I these days make the former in sizes 16 to 20. You can go down to size 32, but I don’t torture myself with that anymore! I add a strip of Krystal Flash and cover the