Black Micro Streamer – Matuka Style Brook Trout Fly

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Opening weekend can be a tough time for resident trout fishing.  And it can remain tough until the water warms enough that insect life becomes extremely active after a long winter.  One type of fly that I always make sure to have in my fly box for the beginning of the season is an assortment of micro streamers.  I find these tend to bring fish out of hiding when the water is still cold, and brook trout in particular seem to really like them. [singlepic id=18 w=500 float=center] Hook size 10 wet fly hook Thread 6/0 black Body copper wire Wing & Tail Black rabbit strip sliced very thin Head thread

The Classic Wooly Bugger

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Wooley Buggers can be used anywhere for any species.  Because they suggest such a wide variety of food items, it doesn’t matter if you are fishing bass in a lake, or brookies in a creek, wooly buggers can sometimes be the ticket to a very successfull day on the water.  Depending on what type of insect or other species you are trying to immitate, wooly buggers do a fine job of tricking fish into believing they are dragonfly nymphs, leeches & minnows.  Very simple to tie, and I’d recommend to anyone who fly fishes that this be one fly that always has a place in your fly box. [singlepic id=24 w=625] Tying Materials: Hook Streamer hook size 6-12 Thread uni