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
The Chocolate Bunny has been for several years now one of my “Go To” nymphs for just about any trout or salmon species. It seems to imitate many mayfly nymphs, as well as stoneflies and possibly some caddis larva as well. The year I began fly fishing, I tied this fly using Hares Ear Dubbin, of the chocolate colour. Try the fly with or without a bead and make sure you have several different sizes of the fly as well. [singlepic id=20 w=500 float=center] Hook size 8-16 nymph hook Thread brown 6/0 Ribbing gold wire Body chocolate hares ear dubbin Wing Case Turkey feather fibres Head bead or thread, your choice
In the fall of 2009, the Bingo Bango fly fishing crew were out on a number of streams stalking migratory trout and salmon in tributaries of the Great Lakes. This is a short video of one of those days we were out. This video takes place on Bronte Creek, just outside of Oakville in the GTA.