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Tying a Pumpkin Head Leech (var) Stillwater Trout Fly Pattern – Ep 160 PF #PiscatorFlies

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This leech fly pattern was designed by John Kent and was influenced by Denny Rickards Stillwater Nymph. It is essentially a micro bugger pattern and John has developed the pattern into several high performing variations. I’ve modified my version a little bit by adding a counter rib on the fly and by using a different (but similar) colored hackle.

Once John had tied a prototype of the fly, he tested it on some local trout. Amazingly enough, the fly produced 12 fish on 12 casts. Enough said.

John ties the fly commercially for a select few fly shops in BC with variations using yellow, red or orange beads and with different colors of marabou. The hackle prescribed on the original is a burnt orange grizzly hackle. this remains constant among all variations. I’ve gone off script here using a dark barred ginger saddle hackle.

The hackle should be on the short side with the barbs not extending much past the width of the hook gape.

The fly is fished under a strike indicator with a few light twitches added. the retrieve is extremely slow. It may also be cast out and retrieved with a slow twist.

Pumpkin Head Leech(John Kent)

Hook: Firehole 718 #10-12
Bead: #8 Silver lined amber / orange / red
Thread: 8/0 (70d) olive
Tail: Olive marabou
Ribbing: Copper wire fine
Body: Olive Diamond Dubbing or Ice Dubbing
Hackle: Grizzly dyed burnt orange or barred ginger

You can find this pattern and many others in Phil Rowley’s Stillwater Selections book – http://bit.ly/2TCvay5

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Tying a Bank Saver Nymph Trout Fly (Steve Parrott) – Ep 159 PF #piscatorFlies

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This pattern comes from Pat Dorsey’s Colorado Guide Flies (https://amzn.to/2DlrCcx) and was designed by Blue Quill Angler co-owner Steve Parrott.

This fly has a number of elements that I like in a fly. A fat nymph profile, hot spot, and a heavy weighted bead head. You could even add a little extra weight in the form of some wire or lead behind the bead.

I’ll be pitching this fly into some small creek pockets waters come the spring, but I think the pattern has good prospects for fishing deeper waters under a strike indicator or even fishing stillwater with a cast and retrieve.

Bank Saver (Steve Parrott) Fly Recipe

Hook: Firehole 633 #12-16
Bead: Black tungsten
Thread: 8/0 (70d) black
Tail: Ringneck pheasant tail fibers
Backstrap: Ringneck pheasant tail fibers
Flashback: Mirage flash
Ribbing: Red Ultrawire (small or xs)
Body: Tan rainbow Sow Scud dubb
Hot Spot: Hot Pink (fuchsia) Laser dubb
Thorax: Brown Haretron or Angora goat dubb

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