Autumn Fishing Tactics September 02 2014, 1 Comment
As the seasons start to slide by and we head into Autumn, the trout start to change their feeding behaviour. With winter looming, it's a race to pack on as much fat as possible. It's at this exciting time of the year that trout can become less picky, and can often be taken in shallow water.
Often the ticket to success here is having a near enough is good enough type pattern. Enter the woolly bugger. Arguably the most famous pattern of all time, and for good reason.
Here we tie our version of the pattern, specially for fall fishing. While not representing anything in particular, in the colours we've chosen, it could represent any of the following:
- Chironomid Larva
So tie a few up, either weighted or un-weighted, and fish them around the weed beds on your favourite lake. A floating line should suffice, and make sure to vary the retrieve until you figure out what works.
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Big Fish Leech - Seal Bugger March 21 2014, 0 Comments
Big fish often take small flies. It's true. But sometimes to consistently target large fish, you need to upsize your fly. Match the largest food items in a lake and your chances of catching the largest fish in the lake go up.
With that, we tied a bugger that combines different colours, uses a black and brown marabou tail for motion, pearl flash, black, brown and green seals fur with added sparkle for the body, a red wire rib, palmered hackle with a nice marabou head, and red thread head as a final hot spot. This one is about 3". It has a large profile, has incredible movement, and really disturbs the water when stripped. Not the sexiest fly around, but then a big real leech is hardly sexy either...We suggest upsizing your tippet before tying one on!