In this video, Greg ties a guide fly he began tying the summer of 2023 that is simple, heavy, and so good at catching trout. Plus it’s fast to tie.
Originally tied for the East Walker River in the Eastern Sierra, Greg took this fly to the Merced River on the western side of the Sierra and had amazing results. There’s something about the burnt orange bead and orange hotspot that gets the fishes attention, but he also ties them in olive.
He uses it as a dropper fly on European nymphing rigs and indicator setups. It could also be used as a streamer in the Spring when the brown trout are looking for a meal.
Give them a tie and let us know how they work for you.