The Purple Lightning Bug has been a great pattern the last few years on the Missouri River. It does a great job imitating the nymph stage of BWO’s. Spring and Fall are the best times to use this pattern.
This week we are tying a CDC Caddis Pupa. It seems that summer is here, Caddis are in the air and the fish are starting to eat them. The CDC Caddis Pupa caught lots of fish on the Missouri River this last week and they should be in your arsenal.
Sink the pink! Why does pink work so well in the winter? I’m not sure but there are lots of theories. Eggs in the water column is one theory and scuds are another theory. Who knows…. But pink gets the job done. Will any pink work?
People come in the shop all the time and ask us what nymphs we use on the Missouri? Well? Here is one of them! It’s a great pattern that seems to start working in the fall, through the winter and into spring.
This week we are tying a pink Lightning Bug. This is a great fly that catches alot of fish all season long. It has gained popularity in the last few years on tailwaters and some freestones across the country.
Sow Bug? What are those? Their scuds? Right? Nope, Sow bugs and scuds are two different creatures. Sow bugs are much smaller than your average scud. Sow bugs are a major player in tailwaters, spring creeks and stillwaters.