Finally a good use for those annoying Trolls I keep stepping on in the middle of the night. The Troll Fly is a sweet little baitfish pattern and as seen in the video, works great for redfish. For that matter, I would also be looking to throw this fly at pike and bass. If you don’t have any of the dolls at hand, a patch of craft fur will do great in its place.
Troll Fly Pattern Recipe
Hook: #2-3/0 Saltwater hook
Thread: White 210 denier
Tail: Flash blend synthetic hair alternate colors white and grey
Body: Pearl Angel Hair
Wing: Blue Troll hair (Craft Fur)
Throat: Pearl crystal flash
Eye: 3d molded eyes (match to hook size)
Head: UV Resin
Youtube Channel : Catch Cam Nets
Video: Troll Fly
Ripple Ice Fiber is fast becoming a favorite material for seasoned fly tyers. The ripple in the flash removes some of the artificial looks that synthetic materials can have. This imparts a more natural look on the finished fly. Hans’ Ripple Ice Minnow is the perfect testing ground for the new flash.
Hans ties this pattern by tying a series of clumps onto the hook and trimming the fly to its final shape. The range of colors allows you to create a broad selection of baitfish.
This pattern is going to be a killer for bass and pike this summer. I can’t wait to get a few of these Ripple Ice Minnows tied up for the fly box.
Ripple Ice Minnow Fly Pattern Recipe
Hook: Arex Trout Predator #4 (superglue base)
Thread: GSP white
Flash: Pearl Ripple Ice Fiber
Tail: Barred rabbit zonker and wood duck barred marabou
Gills: Red Polar reflector flash
Belly: Pearl Ripple Ice Fiber
Back: Copper Ripple Ice Fiber
Eye: Fire Living Eyes
Youtube Channel: Dakota Angler & Outfitter
Youtube Video: Ripple Ice Minnow
The Purple Prospector is a simple fly that Matt ties for the summer steelhead run on the west coast. This attractor steelhead pattern is weighted with a tungsten bead, and will not need much help to get down deep into the strike zone once it’s been saturated. The classic steelhead and salmon combination of pink and purple are a proven color mix for steelhead angler. The fly as tied by Matt is fairly heavily dubbed, and is sure to get bushy once it’s met a few steelhead teeth. It might be a good idea to give it a head start with a light brushing before it hits the water. It is a simple pattern that I will adapt slightly for a shot at some pike.
Purple Prospector fly pattern recipe
Shank: OPST 32mm steelhead shank
Bead: Black tungsten (7/32)
Thread: 140 denier (6/0) Black thread
Trailer wire: Senyo’s Intruder Wire purple
Hook: Gamakatsu Octopus or equivalent #2/4
Body: Ice Dubbing purple
Wing: Rabbit zonker purple
Collar: Cherise saddle hackle (strung) then Senyo’s Fusion dubbing midnight
Youtube Channel: Caddis Fly Angling Shop
Youtube Video: Purple Prospector fly pattern
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Website: Oregon Fly Fishing Blog
Website: Caddis Fly Shop