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Artistic view of a Male Pteronarcys californica (Pteronarcyidae) (Giant Salmonfly) Stonefly Adult from the Gallatin River in Montana
Pteronarcys californica

The giant Salmonflies of the Western mountains are legendary for their proclivity to elicit consistent dry-fly action and ferocious strikes.

27" brown trout, my largest ever. It was the sub-dominant fish in its pool. After this, I hooked the bigger one, but I couldn't land it.
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New Mexico, United States

Posts: 35
Mcflyangler on Jun 9, 2016June 9th, 2016, 4:54 pm EDT
The clouser minnow is one of the most widely used and effective streamer patterns for both salt and fresh water fly fishing. It has a really nice jigging action, and also sinks a bit to where the fish are. Its fairly easy to tie, and uses just a handful of materials. The bucktail moves really nicely in the water as well.

If you ever watch the professional bass fisherman on conventional gear, they will throw a color pattern called Sexy Shad quite regularly. This is probably one of the most common crank bait color, made popular by Kevin Van Dam. I decided to copy that color pattern to create a great Large Mouth Bass or small mouth bass fly for fishing the shad spawn.

Hook: Gamakatsu SS15 hook in size 2, but it can be tied on any strong long shanked hook.

Weight: lead dumbbell eye

Thread: Danville 210 flat waxed in blue (can use white as well for this pattern)

Body: White, yellow, and blue buck tail

Flash: Pearl flashabou (under the white bucktail) and gold crystal flash (under the yellow buck tail)

Epoxy: Solarez "Thin Hard" UV curing resin.

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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Jun 10, 2016June 10th, 2016, 2:56 am EDT
Did you join Troutnut.com to make friends with other fly fishers or to sell product?
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.

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