Leon's Rainbow Bug
Originated and Tied By Leon Guthrie
|Name ||Leon's Rainbow Bug |
|Category ||Salmon and Trout Species |
|Hook||Kamasan Buzzer Hook Size 10 |
|Body||3 mm Rainbow Beads and Black Cock Hackle (Black Thread 6/0) or Orange Hackle for coloured water.|
|Details||Slip on three Rainbow Beads and place hook in vice. Tie thread behind bead at hook eye and tie on small black cock hackle. Secure with thread and a tiny drop of super glue on the thread. Move up to the next Rainbow Bead and repeat again with the same procedure.|
|Comments||This pattern has proven to be a profound catcher of most species of fish in both river and stillwater fisheries here in Scotland. Catching Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout and Grayling. Many other anglers have tried it with equal success during it's trials. I have had much about this pattern. And it is so simple to make.|
|Fishing Tips||Fish with a floating line and fluorocarbon leader 12 to 15 feet, fished either static or slow figure of eight retrieve seams to do the trick. Also taken many times On-the-Drop! If the water is dirty and off colour use the Orange Cock Hackle Version. This also has the same results. Teams of two or three on the leader has resulted in hooking up to two fish at the same time and hard fights. That will get your heart thumping!|
The Rainbow Bug is originated and tied by Leon Guthrie. You can see more of Leon's originals at The Flies of Leon Guthrie. See his notes about this fly below.
Leon's Notes: Well I was not planning in sending anymore patterns while trying to compile book, but I cannot resist sending you this one that works extremely well even for Salmon, especially the Orange version. Many anglers here are having great success on the river and fisheries with this one, and much talk is going on about it; simple yet so effective.