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November Fly Fishing in Colorado with Beyond The Fly

November Day In Colorado Fly Fishing – Beyond The Fly | Ep.3 S.2

November has quickly become history and didn’t yield as much fishing as I was hoping for. Not going to complain and truthfully I am still buzz’n off the last trip to the Yampa! Luckily for the Beyond The Fly channel, the weather turned sour and entered into full-blown winter mode. That screams music to the ears of someone who likes the challenge of hunting trout during the winter and fighting off the elements that come with it. That being said, I am just happy to get out one more time in November, close it out in style, and soak up a few hours of fly fishing therapy. The benefits paid off and a long lingering headache was washed away with the cold flowing water. It always helps to put a few browns in the net to cheer a guy up! I hope each of you has a fantastic holiday season. Thank you for watching and I hope you can sense the joy & excitement of being on the water! “Let that light shine bright and keep those lines tight” ~Beyond The Fly


Location: Buena Vista, Colorado
Water: Arkansas River
Time Of Year: Late November 2018
Target: Trout
Winning Set Up: Size 16 BTF tied Copper Johnny on point & a BTF tied size 20 Ju Ju B on the drop.
Ambient Temp: 25-37 deg F
Water Temp: Cold @ 33-36 deg F
Water Flow & Color: 93-94 CFS & clear
Wind: 3-16 mph

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Tying a Blushing Onyx Nymph Fly Pattern

The Blushing Onyx nymph is something I’ve been working on for just a short time and have only had a chance to get out fishing with it a couple times. So far, it’s been producing really well in the creeks I’ve fished it, bringing several nice resident trout and even a couple river chubs.

The idea for this trout fly comes from a discussion I’ve had with Joe and Sean about the visibility of the hotspot on flies like the Mohawk Hotspot PTN. We were questioning how visible the spot would be tied either on the top or bottom of the fly. I think it was concluded that the hot spot tied as a collar, or in the round, would be the strongest hotspot. We talked about adding the hot spot to the top and bottom or even just using a hot bead, but I think this blushed effect on a dark bead provides a nice middle ground for the dark nymph.

Blushing Onyx Nymph Jig Fly Pattern Recipe

Hook: Firehole 516 #12-16
Bead: Black tungsten
Thread: Black 8/0 (70d)
Cheek: Pink floss, polish, UV resin
Tail: Black hackle fibers
Body: Black Ultrawire (brassie)
Thorax: Black Diamond Dubbing (Ice)
Body Coat: Bone Dry UV resin

Blushing Onyx Nymph Fly Pattern
Blushing Onyx Nymph Fly Pattern


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