Spring Wiggler Steelhead and Salmon

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The Spring Wiggler has been one of my main flies for steelhead and salmon.  I’m not sure if its because it does a good job of imitating Hexagenia nymphs, but I know one thing….it works and it works well.  I remember a day out on a local stream in November.  It was cold and very bright.  This fly managed to bring 4 coho salmon and one migratory brown trout to hand that day. The Spring Wiggler fly pattern is also an excellent choice for resident trout fishing in Ontario. [singlepic id=21 w=500 float=center] Hook size 10 nymph hook Thread 6/0 any natural colour Tail and Overbody squirrel tail Body tan dubbing Hackle Short Cock Hackle Head thread Weight optional

Green Drake Extended Body

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Green Drake hatches can begin very early in the day, and commonly start before sunrise. The hatch will continue throughout the day, one or two drakes at a time. Usually beginning around the end of May, and continuing for a couple of weeks. [singlepic id=41 w=500] Hook size 8-12 Thread Uni black 8/0 Tail Wild Boar Fibres Rib Pale Yellow thread Body Green dry fly dub Hackle grizzly dry fly palmered forward Wing Tan elk hair comparadun style Head thread head You may also be interested in a video about the giant green drake Fly Pattern Specific Rivers: Upper Saugeen river

Sulphur Dun

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Sulphurs tend to hatch in slower waters. They are tiny, and thankfully usually hatch in great numbers, bringing even the weariest of trout to the surface for a meal.  Sulphurs are a major hatch on many southern Ontario streams early to late June. Tying Materials: Hook Size 18 dry fly Thread uni 8/0 white Tail white elk fibres Body orange dry fly dub Hackle dry fly palmered forward Wing White elk hair Head Neat thread head Tying Tips: Tie in the elk hair wing first, facing forward. Bring the hair back to form an upright wing before moving to the rear and adding the tail, body and finally the hackle. Fly Pattern Specific Rivers: I’ve found this patterns particularly useful