This is one of our favorite Skwala dry fly patterns at Red's, it is a unique pattern that has a biot tail, 6 very naturally balanced rubber legs, a parachute style hackle and it fishes like a champ. It is especially effective for fish that are semi selective and prefer very natural patterns. This fly rides low and has a very crisp body profile that looks very real.
VIDEO Understanding hatch
dynamics is critical to angling success, plus it makes your days on the
water much more rewarding when you fully understand the natural cycle of
insects, water, and trout. During these past 3 months, the trout
have been shivering and hungry (much like a fly fishing guide), and as
spring begins the trout become aggressive. The big trout are
especially hungry because they will be spawning soon and need the extra
energy. This timing makes the Skwala hatch unique.
We thoroughly enjoy
learning about the insects our hand tied flies imitate. Sure you
can have success simply stopping by the fly shop and seeing what's "hot"
and never giving the insect it imitates a second thought, but learn a
little about the insect and you might be surprised at how rewarding fly
fishing becomes. Our girlfriends, wives, and non fly fishing
buddies have endearingly dubbed us as "bug dorks"... fine by us because
we will be the "bug dork" in the picture with a big trout! If you
want to be that guy or gal too, start by learning about the Skwala
Stonefly. It is olive colored, the nymphs live in fast water, it
has 6 long legs, 2 long antennas, 2 long tails, is 22-38mm long, and
tastes like chicken. The most common hook size is #8-12.
A Stonefly's life
cycle works like this. It is born, it lives in the river for 2-4
years, and then it crawls out on the bank to complete its metamorphosis.
It breeds, then the females return to the water in the afternoons to lay
eggs and many get eaten by trout on the surface at this time. In
the process of migrating to the shore, trout gobble up the nymphs (the
aquatic stage of the bug). This process makes it one of the best
hatches of the year because it draws the fish towards the shore for good
dry fly fishing opportunities! This also makes the Skwala hatch
any fly box from Red's and we'll set you up with 6 FREE Bonus flies!
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home. If you give us an idea where you will be fishing we'll do our
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