Sunday, May 12, 2013

Winged Victory Nymph - More Variations

My original Winged Victory Nymph - BWO has been a successful fly since its birth. It has become THE Essential hatch-matching pattern at Livingston's spring creeks. With further studies of other mayfly species and newly acquired tying materials, I have expanded color & size variations. Just as BWO variation, these are also recommended to trail behind visible dry-flies WITHOUT any floatant. Let them sink naturally to the depth where trout are selectively feeding on ascending nymphs. "Sink naturally" includes the depth just below the surface film! So grease trailer tippet accordingly instead!!
Split Wing-case, protruding wings, and famous EYES (all crated by rubber legs) are just the same!

PMD Dark size 16 & 18
Top view.

PMD Light size 16 & 18 
Top view

SULPHUR size 16 & 18
Top view

PRICE: $2.25 each
TYING INSTRUCTION: Published at YouTube (BWO version).  Click Here. Word file is also available upon request.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Pupaerger

DESCRIPTION: This became the HOTTEST FLY & CREATION of 2013 early season!!  As spring approaches, trout start to look up and take midges and Spring BWO at DePuy Spring Creek (www.depuyspringcreek.com) in Livingston, MT. Most of anglers at the creek tend to target huge run-up rainbows in spawning phase with whatever methods work. Even anglers who want to pursue spring hatches tend to focus only during afternoon. There are only a few of die-hard anglers (including myself!) who are eager to show up at the creek early in the morning. Those anglers are expecting an Early Bird Bonus = early morning midge hatches. When it's relatively warm without severe winds, midge hatches and rises of trout are fantastic to see!! However, those trout are some of hardest bunch to take!!
After sampling number of stomach contents, I have noticed abundance of midge pupae and adults emerging/leaving from their pupal shucks. Also observation of rise forms told me trout, especially BIIIIG ONES!!, were taking something with "Dorsal-Tail" rise forms. They must have been feeding on something subsurface. So here is my idea. So named simply combining PUPA & EMERGER.

Again it's a creation of Life Flex.

Been proven one by one and I was gaining confidence with Pupaerger.......

Observe!

Then this was the ultimate proof of success!!!


Another massive trout caused this with just one hook-up.......

PRICE: $2.25
SIZES: 20 & 22
TYING INSTRUCTION in my YouTube channel. 

Chewy & Flexi Midge Larva

DESCRIPTION: Midges are abundant anywhere and needs counted as main dish of trout any time of the year. Especially in Livingston's fabled spring creeks, midge larvae are taken by trout as naturally as they breathe! Then those trout always request new fly patterns. There I came across this handy material from Hareline (www.hareline.com); Life Flex. There are many more ways and ideas to explore with this material. So far I came up with a couple of successful patterns that have been proven at Livingston's spring creeks and Yellowstone River.

Chewy Midge Larva 

Flexi Midge Larva
 Why named so? Because, with this tying method, entire length can be modified while fishing = flexible length!!

Fishing these under an indicator is a way to go but also I love to challenge Sight-Fishing to visually cruising/feeding trout in an up-close-personal distance!! = AKA "Dapping"!!

PRICE: $2.25 each
SIZE: 18, 20, 22 are available for both patterns.
TYING INSTRUCTION in my YouTube channel.