Saturday, April 4, 2015

Tying the Skittle

The Skittle



The Skittle is a very steady performing all-purpose nymph for both warm and cold water. It does excellent on trout both as a stand-alone nymph or fishes as the trail fly in a tandem rig. In warm water it's a great trailer behind poppers. I tied this pattern originally using chartreuse wire. However, it does very well with orange and yellow wire also. Tie your favorite flavor.


Skittle Recipe


Hook:  #12-16 Scud/Emerger
Thread:  Olive Uni-Thread
Bead: Gold
Body: Chartruese Ultra-wire / Peacock Herl /Dry Fly Hackle