CDC Thorax Trico
This is an excellent dun pattern and is the perfect lead fly in a two fly combo or can be fished alone. The advantage of this fly is the thorax style of tie. The v-cut hackle enables the fly to ride high and stable on the waters surface while the CDC wing provides great visibility. This fly also fishes great as a single when the duns are on the water or the trout are competing for food.
Biot Body Trico Spinner
This male spinner has UV fibers added to the wing to add a bit glimmer to the wing. Sometimes, I believe this added twist helps trout pick this spinner over the 500 other bugs per square foot that the fly is floating through. Also works well slightly sunk just below the water’s surface. The biot body is wrapped reverse style to accentuate the segmentation in the body of this mayfly.
BWO 1, Transitional Dun
Sizes 20, 22
CDC is one of the best natural materials for imitating life in a fly. This René Harrop design is a must have and is one of the staple flies in my confidence box. BWO’s are present throughout the year in these sizes and this fly can be fished alone in the surface film or drowned as a nymph.