Gold bead head bomber

Dave Boyle

Active Member
#1
A gold head emerger? Nope of course not, a sinker, a bomber of an emerger so to speak. This is a pattern I learned from a CO angler while in BC of course. He swore by it, teal/mallard tail with a couple of CF strands. Fine brown chenille and a fine silver rib . Gold bead too first of course.

Fish in a big midge hatch and see what happens.

Dave
 

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Dave Boyle

Active Member
#3
Hi TP,

This is on a Dai-Riki sz 12 streamer hook 1x strong, bead a 7/64" dia. The guy who showed me this fly also showed a photo of a 17 lb fish he'd caught on it in CO. I was truly impressed...until he showed me the 24 lb CO state record rainbow he'd caught in a float tube with a sz 16 copper John....

Dave
 

troutpocket

Active Member
#4
I like the old school look and simple materials. It reminds me of the Sheep Creek Special, which is still a popular fly for some productive reservoirs in MT and ID.
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I really don’t know what it represents but the combination of a dark body with flank feathers seems to produce.
 

Dave Boyle

Active Member
#5
A nice pattern TP, who knows what the trout really see. I tend to think it symbolises a messed up emerger or some crippled underwater or sunk beastie. An easy and substantial meal, what’s not to like? Good grub (pun intended), something we can all relate to

Dave
 

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