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Fly Fishing the Solitude-Montana
Fly Fishing Montana's Missouri River
Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Presentations
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Dry Flies

Deer Hair Caddis

PMD Emerger

PMD Cripple

CDC Parachute

Parachute Adams

LaFontaine Royal Double Wing

LaFontaine Improved Buzz Ball

LaFontaine Caddis Emerger

Griffiths Gnat

Hi-Vis Parachute

Bucktail Caddis

Parachute Hopper Variant

Nymphs

Trapper's Lovebug

Pink Scud

Scudbug

Serendipity

Sparkle Caddis

Trapper's Woody

Trapper's Hit & Run

Lightening Bug

San Juan Worm

RS-2

The Nymph Formerly Known as Prince

Peacock Soft Hackle

Flashback Hare's Ear

 

Hi-Vis Parachute

Hook: Tiemco 100 or 101 - standard dry fly hook

Size: 20-26

Thread: 8/0 gray

Tail: Grizzly hackle

Body: Beaver or Muskrat, gray or black

Post: Antron, white

Hackle: Grizzly

 

Notes: I fished and guided plenty of Trico hatches and catching 18"+ fish on the Missouri River on small flies is a lot of fun. Tying flies to imitate the later season Trico broods which were normally 2 or 3 sizes smaller than the early broods, was the real challenge. A Parachute Adams worked really well but the brown and grizzly hackle wound parachute style on a size #24 didn't work, so I eliminated the brown. While I came to this conclusion by myself, I understand that others had the same idea at about the same time. In my mind who figured it out first doesn't matter, it works and that's what matters.

 

This fly pattern is excerpted from Fly Fishing Montana's Missouri River.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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