Lately I’ve spent time thinking about trout and tying flies I expect to catch them with during the later months of summer. I’m working with deer and elf hair again, seems the first two flies always turn out junk, a W.F.F. dozen is typically fourteen, but don’t tell the pro’s that. I tied a half dozen Stimulators, flies that I remember working well for me in July and August. I bet they might be working now, I just haven’t tossed one to trout lips in a while. I used the Sporty Girl foam for the body which can be purchased at and Claire’s and I think I saw a few colors at Target. These flies will ride high and make for good lead flies with which to drop, say a caddis pupa pattern.
After the Stimulators I went to work tying a W.F.F. dozen of the pattern that has recently brought me two spectacular Southeast Minnesota brown trout and a handfull of other beautiful fish. I don’t have a name for this pattern and being honest I should say that the pattern I watched Sershen crush an 18″ brown with provided the initial idea. Basically a bead-head bugger pattern with a twist of sparkle chenille for a hackle collar. I tied half the dozen with a tungsten bead and half with a regular bead all weighted on the under-body with weight wraps. I think these flies look slick and deserve a good name, I haven’t decided on one yet. Any suggestions? I might make it worth your while if something fitting comes across the wire, nudge nudge wink wink, know what I mean?