The Crimson But Bug # 8 – Salmon and steelhead bug.
The right medicine
One of the miniature salmon and steelhead dry flies chosen to be part of our series of Dry Fly Bug`s Fly chosen from a large range of patterns – Some we know very well from experience – others were given to us by salmon and steelhead dry fly specialists Styling – Colouration – size – and choice of hook is the best match we have been able to make and we know that these flies will be the right medicine to bring out during summer spate
Size # 8 (long shank nymph hook) About 2 centimeter or = 25/32 inch long
My observations over the years have lead me to the conclusion that there is a fishable layer… just below the surface, where a well-presented deer hair bug can do wonders just before the riffling hitch season picks up
there is a fishable layer… just below the surface, where a well-presented deer hair bug can do wonders just before the riffling hitch season picks up
I fish the bugs wet and close to the surface as possible. I like to add a tiny amount of flotant to the flies. As you can see from the images this salmon was hooked close to the snout, a common spot to hook Atlantic salmon on small bugs – Why it is so? I don’t know…but make sure to get your bugs tied on strong hooks as hooking salmon in this spot often leads to hard fighting fish.