Thursday, March 7, 2013

Catchem Flymph tutorial

 Here is what i call my catchem flymph. It is hands down one of my best producing flymphs i use in the spring straight through the season.

  It's a spin off from a hare's ear softy or flymph. But using the u.v. high test dubbing blend along with the rusty Montana fly co midge body thread in combination with the rusty orangutan ice fur and dark partridge.

 This fly is fine tuned, meaning each element adds to the fly patterns effectiveness. I have tied many different combination of this fly pattern. But this combination is the
 the golden ticket.

 If this fly is on my line in a cast of wets, I always know what fly the trout took as soon as they strike. I havnt really spoke about this fly here on the corner, as its been a little secret of mine.

Even if you dont fish wets, this fly can be fished dead drift on the bottom and it produces wonderfully.  From bottom to top, the catchem does what the name says.

Now lets twist one up already! 

Hook- Daiichi 1560 10-16
Thread- Montana fly co midge body thread, Rust
Shuck- Ice fur, Rusty orangutan 
Body- U.V. High Test Blend
Rib- Montana fly co midge body thread, Rust
Hackle- DARK partridge hackle

Now go catchem!  If your interested in some u.v. high test you can email me at


  1. Thats what I'm screaming! Wicked!

    1. Hell yeah Bill. Ty very much.

  2. Looks very nice and buggy. I can see why you've kept it as your little secret until now. I think we all have one or two secrets up the sleeve. I've had very good success with dry flymphs. Might be worth trying with this one too maybe.

    1. Oh i love fishing flymphs and other styles of wets dry, they sure do work great. Give it a go, it wont disappoint.

  3. Johnny,
    Just came across this great-looking pattern. It certainly has the look of a winner. While you specify dark Hungarian partridge for this pattern have you tried them with Scotch grouse hackles? The orange on the Scotch grouse seems to make all orange-colored softies even better.
    Incidentally, we're finding that the rust-colored MFC midge body thread makes an exceptional stillwater chironomid.