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Red's -Skwalamesiter Skwala Dry Fly Pattern
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Skwalameister - Skwala Dry Fly Pattern

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.

Great Cutt taken on a Red's Skwalamesiter Skwala Dry Fly Pattern!

A Yakima River Skwala Stonefly!

The Skwala Stonefly - Video Tips and Advice

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 unique.

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
WOOOOWW! March 3, 2012
Reviewer: Drew from Bellevue  
Got my first fish on a dry fly this season!

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Great Spring Dry Fly December 15, 2011
Reviewer: Spangler from Clark Fork River  
I use this fly in the spring near my home in St. Regis and always have good success in the afternoon.  I bought some of these at the fishing show that use to be in Spokane from a kid working the booth for Red's.  I had 6 of them and broke 2 off in fish the first day!  Fortunately i remembered the goofy name of this thing and searched online.  I found Red's right way, it looks like they are the only place that sells this fly.

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