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.
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- 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