Rich Strolis Ice Pick Fly
Patterns

The Ice Pick Fly

Rich Strolis’s Ice Pick fly is still one of my favorite streamers that I seem to always come back to. Rich developed the Ice Pick streamer with the famous New Zealand Zonker in mind. This fly can be assembled as a standard, single hook streamer, an articulated single hook version (using Flyman’s articulated shank) and […]

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Fishing Report, Patterns

What Do These Fish Have in Common?

They were all caught on a fly I’ve been using for the last month.  I call it the Red Rider.  In the last 30 days I’ve caught over 60 bass, 4 Walleyes, 12 Wipers, and a considerable number of Crappies on this pattern which emulates a crayfish.  It has a lot of materials but its […]

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Patterns

Straw Boss Questions

We’ve had a couple of questions about the Straw Boss pattern featured in the July Newsletter and how well it works for small tarpon.  Here’s a picture taken yesterday by Joe Mahler….”Caught 4 and lost 3 over 5 # on my 3 wt bluegill rod.”

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Patterns, Species | Tagged

Giving Montana’s Hybrid Carp Fly a Go

I happened across the Hybrid earlier this year I finely got around to giving it a try this weekend.  It produced three very nice carp on a lake near Longmont. The original pattern is a bit different than how I tied them, but the profile and materials are pretty close Original Recipie:    •Hook:  Size 8 […]

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Patterns

Seducing Large Fish with Barr’s Meat Whistle

The Largemouth pictured above was caught on Monday of this week by Erik Staub in a lake adjacent to Greeley, CO John Barr’s Meat Whistle by Umpqua is a popular fly pattern for Bass and Trout.   John originally developed the fly for bass fishing in Colorado to replicate the pig n’ jig used by conventional […]

Wiper on Straw Boss
Patterns

New Bass Fly to be Featured

I received the above picture of a 25-inch Wiper caught by Erik Staub from Greeley, Colorado and it brought to mind a new fly pattern, the Straw Boss, that we will be featuring in the July issue of the Front Range Anglers Newsletter.  Its absolutely deadly on these fish and for Largemouth or Smallmouth Bass.  […]