NCFF-Hot Fly Report for Spring 2016 by Rich Lewis

Here are a few flies that have been developed and fished to great success all over the globe. Try them in our local waters; as they work great! If you want to tie them yourselves, these are easy to search up on the internet. Try a google search for the written pattern instructions. Also-even better-search for these fly patterns in the YouTube search window for the video ‘How-To” tying instructions. Links Provided below. Many variations are effective. Alternately, you can usually find these patterns for purchase at most major fly shops or by searching by the fly name on-line. And don’t forget to ask a NCFF members for help on these.

Dry Flies/Emergers

1) CDC & Elk – by Hans Weilenmann (Caddis Fly)

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iXWIS9dprM

2) Once and Away– by Hans van Klinken (Emerger Fly)

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAmtbK7uNwc

Nymphs

1) Balanced Leech – By Phil Rowley (Leech or Damsel fly)

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_6sn7ooL80

2) Wakeling Swallow-By Jim Wakeling (Damsel Fly) 2 Versions

  1. A) Link: http://www.truckeeriverflyfishers.org/Images/Menu/trf_swallow.jpg
  2. B) Link: http://www.truckeeriverflyfishers.org/Images/Menu/swallow1.JPG

Wet Flies

1) Partridge & Orange– by Hans Weilenmann (Soft hackle Fly-North Country Spider style)

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuK61AFV0NU

2) Diawl-Bach (Little Devil) by Andrew Davies (Classic Welsh Wet Fly)

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=it2xYxlrXow

Terrestrials

1) Ant Acid-By Kelly Galloup (Small high floating Ant pattern)

Link:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uuYX-cKqio

2) Bob Hopper by Walter Wiese ( Micro Foam Hopper Fly)

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaRtUhdBh90

3) Charlie Boy Hopper- by Charlie Craven (Full-size Foam & Hair Hopper Fly)

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_NOLw_sOrc

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