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Oct 23, 2019

How To Tie Flies For Big Trout

My, what big hands you have. Why yes, that is a big fly. Why in the hell would you tie such a big fly, or, in this case, streamer? It is simple. Big trout, trophy sized fish do not eat bugs. That effort does not equal the reward. Trophy brown trout and rainbow trout are not going to use energy to hit your insect fly pattern. Not happening. Big fish get big because they are putting down groceries. We are talking about fish that are measured in pounds, not inches. Trout that we like to target are eating protein. They are sucking down other fish, mice, ducklings or other sources of nutrients that will morph them into slobs. For this type of fish, you need something that will stir its primordial instincts to smash whatever is swimming through the neighborhood. For those pigs, a hook awaits.


You need big streamers purposed tied for battle. Chad Bryson ties just such trout flies. Chad is studied in the art of tying flies that trigger bites from the bigger, lazier apex predators that run stretches of water. See how he does it. See how to tie flies for trophy brown trout. This fishing video is super comprehensive. Everything you need to know is right here. See what fly tying vise, bobbin, thread and scissors Chad uses. He is very discerning when it comes to products he will use. Learn why he selects the feathers and buck tail he uses. Again, there is a science to what he does. Each item that he lays down is chosen to effect a specific quality from the end product. How it swims is critical. You need to get the right action from your fly to get the big bites.


This FREEBIE fly tying video is one of several found here https://inthespread.com/freshwater-flies


Chad is going to walk you though each and every move he makes, explaining his thinking. From positioning the hook in the vise to gluing the mask on and whipping it tight, you get it all. Step-by-step from his perspective is how you see it. Because he is taking his time to ensure you understand what he is doing as he ties this streamer, this fly tying video is over an hour long. Once you master the tying technique, you can crank this type of fly out in 20 minutes.


Watch and learn how to tie big ass flies for trophy trout. As a side note, Chad does have a rather humorous subtlety to his whit, so enjoy this fly tying presentation.

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