Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: North California
Rambulance in whatever color is appropriate for the water. These get more sparse pretty quickly with use (commercial tie...) but I think they fish better without the bulk. I’ve fished the same fly for days, until the tube and weight were clearly visible even when dry, and have caught fish.
Pick-yer-pocket, also any color. I’ve consistently caught fish from the Trinity to northern BC, inland and coastal, on this fly. For some reason, it feels like I have more control over depth with these, easy to get deep with the dumbbell eyes, but it seems like I can swing it all the way to the dangle better than other heavy flies. Maybe the stiffness of the material, which is a bit of a turn-off when they’re dry, has something to do with it...