Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Fly Fishing with Foam Bugs

Foam Salmonfly
If you enjoy action on the surface, foam bugs are indispensable and are especially effective for trout during salmonfly hatches. They are durable high floaters that can suggest many types of insects besides the salmonfly, such as beetles, dragonflies and grasshoppers. They work well for steelhead, bass, bluegill and many other types of spiny rays. You can attract many types of fish by twitching, stripping or dead drifting them. Aggressive surface takes are usually quick and exciting. 

Russ's Foam Fly
The closed cell foam bodies (sheets) can be purchased in a variety of colors at fly shops and craft stores. You can easily cut out the proper sized strips using scissors or a paper cutter. Quarter inch strips are standard.  You can use markers to add special features to make the fly look more realistic. 

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