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Eggs and Worms for Fly Anglers

Freshwater fly fishing often involves mimicking the natural food sources of fish, such as eggs and worms. Here are some common egg and worm patterns used in freshwater fishing, along with recommendations for specific fly patterns:

Caddis Worms for Fly Fishing

Caddis worms: These are the larvae of caddisflies, which are common in streams and rivers. To mimic the caddis worm, one can use a pattern called “Chenille worm” it is a chenille worm pattern that mimics the size and shape of a natural caddis worm. Another good pattern is “Hare’s Ear Caddis Larva” which is a realistic pattern that mimics the natural movement and color of a caddis worm.

Mayfly Nymphs for Fly Fishing

Mayfly nymphs: These are the immature stage of mayflies, which are common in streams and rivers. A pattern that closely resembles a mayfly nymph is “Pheasant Tail Nymph” which is a realistic pattern that mimics the natural movement and color of a mayfly nymph. Another good pattern is “Zebra Midge” which is a small, slender pattern that mimics the size and shape of a mayfly nymph.

Scuds for Fly Fishing

Scud: These are freshwater shrimp-like crustaceans that are common in stillwater and slow-moving streams. A pattern that closely resembles a scud is “Scudback” which is a realistic pattern that mimics the natural movement and color of a scud. Another good pattern is “Scud Dubbing” which is a small, slim pattern that mimics the size and shape of a scud.

Leeches for Fly Fishing

Leech: These are freshwater worms that are common in stillwater and slow-moving streams. A pattern that closely resembles a leech is “Wooly Bugger” which is a realistic pattern that mimics the natural movement and color of a leech. Another good pattern is “Sculpin” which is a small, slim pattern that mimics the size and shape of a leech.

Maggots for Fly Fishing

Maggots: These are the larvae of the common house fly, which are common in stillwater and slow-moving streams. A pattern that closely resembles maggots is “San Juan Worm” which is a small, slim pattern that mimics the size and shape of maggots. Another good pattern is “Bead Head Pheasant Tail” which is a realistic pattern that mimics the natural movement and color of maggots.

Salmon Eggs for Fly Fishing

Salmon eggs: These are often used to fish for steelhead, trout, and salmon in freshwater. When fishing for steelhead, one can use a pattern called “Steelhead Beads” which are small and mimic the size and shape of a natural salmon egg. Another good pattern is “McFly foam egg” which is a soft foam egg pattern that mimics the size and shape of a natural salmon egg.

The Best Source for Eggs and Worms

It is important to note that the choice of fly will depend on the fish species and their natural diet, as well as the fishing conditions, and the flies can be used in different ways such as dry, wet or nymph. However, the patterns mentioned above are a good starting point for any angler looking to mimic the eggs and worms that are commonly found in freshwater fishing. And if you’re looking for a variety of high quality egg and worm patterns, look no further than Umpua Feather Merchants!

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