Friday, December 4, 2015

Steak & Eggs

Steak & Eggs

Or...Green Skittles and Eggs to be exact

Steak and Eggs is a term used within the fly fishing community when we fish a tandem rig consisting of a large nymph and an egg pattern.  Here is my favorite version of that combination. 

When I am drifting eggs I want my pattern to get down quickly. To do that, I use a #10-12 tungsten beaded Skittle. Most often the chartreuse green variety. 

And for the egg?

I prefer a #14 double-egg McFLYFOAM pattern tied on a #14 Mustad #9671 nymph hook. Tie the first egg on at the end of the shank, then another one behind the eye.

When fish are looking for eggs, give them what they want. And while you're at it, may as well toss a steak into the mix for good measure.

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