Selecting the right kind of jig for the water you are fishing:
Hard Bodied Jigs
Streamlined and heavy, hard bodied jigs such as polish quills and perdigón (pellet) patterns are meant to get into pocket water slots fast. This style of fly is best fished with Polish or Czech styles in close range where repeated short drifts under the rod tip are most effective.
Fuzzy or soft bodied Jigs
For long drifts under controlled depth. Soft bodied jigs do not get rejected as fast as hard bodied jigs allowing the fish to hold on a few extra moments better transmitting the take up the line. Soft bodied jigs are more buoyant so do not plummet as fast as hard pellet jigs. Also a good choice in shallow water. My prefered fly choice when employing the long line French nymphing rig.
New for 2019
The OG Krush Deluxe is a fly is also growing in cult status around the Roaring Fork Valley of Colorado and beyond. This pattern is best during the spring and autumn when trout and other fish are spawning. I had remarkable success during the autumn 2017 and spring of 2018 with this pattern. Both pink and orange bead headed flies trigger an innate egg eating response in fish.
What a season 2018 has been, when the drought allowed for some good fishing. I have logged hundreds of fish during the 2018 season with this pattern. This comes with a built in dropper loop for use as your anchor fly.
Quantities are limited to stock on hand.
Big Beads on small hooks are in high demand for the tactical angler fishing large rivers. When I first started fishing jigs on the Deschutes River over a decade ago, I did everything I could to get my patterns into the deep slots where the largest fish hunker down. Guides have been requesting 3.5-4mm tungsten beads on #16 hooks this season as I answered with the Glam Rockers and Alt Rocker series.
Bigger beads and smaller bodies. A great way to get a smaller pattern in front of the fish without sacrificing the strength and hooking abilities of a larger hook. A size #16 makes about a size #20 fly.
My take on the Rainbow Warrior and other tinsel bodied patterns popular since the 19th century.
Simple & inexpensive can't be beat for a great fish catcher.
Gee, I wish I had a fly that was dark yet had some alluring flash to it... How many times has this crossed my mind while working the water on a cold winter day?
I needed a jig fly for those dark dreary winter days when you need something with a touch of flash and dark silhouette. Steelheaders understand the importance of purple in a fly when attracting anadromous rainbow trout. Non anadromous trout are no less influenced by this dark oracle.
Deep, dark and seductive. The black Oracle covers that "I wish I had a small black iridescent fly with UV qualities" situation that I have encountered many times.
Tied similiar to a perdigon jig but tied in the round instead so it presents to the fish properly no matter how it tumbles in the current.
Perfect for skinny water and wary fish with a matte black bead.
Before summer makes its transition into fall, hatches and other bugs dwindle in frequency and size. When this happens, you may be surprised to find stomachs full of cased caddis as the fish look at scavenging on what is available. Behavioral drift also occurs as the caddis seek to establish better feeding territory within the river channel. Either way, trout will respond favorably to a cased caddis imitation drifting amongst the rocks.
A fly with true "mystique". The pink beads are deadly enough but add a touch UV blue ribbing and a flame out the back end out the end and you have an alluring fly.
The original Dirty Hipster pattern with a bright spot for added allure and fish catching prowess. Reports are strong on how well this fly fishing in the mid-west and in Pennsylvania streams.
These are definately fish catchers. One of my favorite new pet patterns quickly earning a high ranking in the pecking order of my guide box. I sell these out of the trunk of my car everywhere I go like trout crack (fact).
The ever popular Pheasant Tail nymph (Frenchie) tied with orange accents to trigger trouts affinity for the color orange. Silver beads reflect surrounding colors and are a good choice on dark days when you want to get noticed.
A darker PT nymph variation tied in the round with a subdued hot collar.
Choose from a supreme or standard. Supreme comes on wide gap hook with larger bead.