Summer Flies Part I 2014: New Jigged Fly Patterns

We have recently added highly some effective and unique flies to our offering at The Caddis Fly and A new series of Steelhead dry flies, more jigged style nymphs, and more colors to a “new to us” but very proven dry fly. I make particular note of these flies because they are unique in their look, but also in there designed performance. We have had them out on the water and they are fantastic fishing flies. Through their design they achieve performance that catch you more fish.

This post is part one of three and covers the jigged style nymphs, I will cover the other patterns in future posts.

First the Tungsten Jigged Copper John. The Copper John has long been one of the best selling nymph fly patterns in the West so the look of the fly is extremely proven. It’s the Jigged Style of this fly that makes it unique. Using a tungsten bead and a 60 degree angle super sharp jig style hook this fly plummets to the bottom. It rides hook up under a dry fly or indicator reducing bottom snagging and increasing fish hook ups. We have been playing with jigged nymph patterns for a couple of years now and they are very effective. One of the keys to the design is keeping the pattern slender, dense and heavy. The Copper John suits the slim, dense, heavy profile beautifully.

Summer fly favorites

Two other tungsten bead jig style patterns that have been deadly of late are the Jigged Prince and Jigged Possie Bugger.

Summer fly favorites

We are looking at some low flows this summer and getting a smaller fly down in fast deep water is an effective tactic. Try some of these jigged style fly patterns on your next outing.

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1 Response to Summer Flies Part I 2014: New Jigged Fly Patterns

  1. Mrmachinist says:

    I landed a couple of nice big Mckenzie cuts this spring on prince jigs. Jig patterns are also great with a fly bubble on ultra light spinning tackle if you find yourself in a place where you can’t backcast a fly line or for kids that haven’t mastered fly casting yet.

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