|Orange Brookie Killer|
For some of you out there you might actually recognize the simple ( and poorly tied) fly that leads this post. I don't know if it has an actual name but for me I call it the "Brookie Killer". Tied with a #16 - #20 Dry fly hook, Orange dubbing, orange thread, and a little grizzly hackle wrapped around its length, this easy fly is deadly for small stream brookies. The most interesting thing about this fly is just how species specific this fly actually is. All other fish seem to ignore it completely but the Brook Trout will hunt it down with reckless abandon. It is a definite go-to fly on any brook tout stream.
Quite often the three ingredient flies are overlooked by anglers and it is for that reason I feel the need to promote them as much as possible. I am also a pathetic fly tyer but you can probably tell that.
Next up is a little creation that probable wont catch a darn thing but I got this new fur substitute and thought I would play around with it. With a #12 nymph hook, black thread, red wire, a tuff of synthetic bear fur, and some Magic Stretch to cover the body this fly will probably look better in a salty environment than my rivers and ponds. Next time I'm at the pond though I will be sure to give it a whirl. Until it hooks a fish I am holding off naming it. There are far to many flies out there with fancy names that never catch a fish and I refuse to contribute to that list until it produces.
Unfortunately if any of you had a mind to buy it from me I will now refer you to my grandmother-inlaw. You are going to have to go through her to get it. I suspect she would sell it for the right price (everything has a price) but you better bring your big boy wallet because it might be steep :-).