RW40- by Rob Weiker

featured, Fly Patterns, Videos — By on March 27, 2012 3:22 pm

The RW40 is a slight variation of the WD40. The change is subtle just add a glass bead in the front. I started tying this fly a few years ago and has been a great producer when fish are keying in on Midges and BWO’s. For Midges I stick with black and red. For BWO’s I lean into the olives, grays and browns. I will match the bead to the body color. Tyers Beads come in lots of colors that will catch the trouts eye. In theory the bead imitates the gas bubble present during emergence. What about a silver bead you ask? Well, those work great! So why the need for a glas bead? It gives you something different to show the fish.– Rob Weiker

This pattern is super easy to tie and has no real hard points. It’s almost to easy! Tie a few and give them a try next time your favorite patterns are falling short.

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  1. Mitch Svaty says:

    I really never thought to much about small
    flie like this one but
    it’s real good and easy pattern to make, I might
    make some.

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  2. Dan Podobed says:

    If you aren’t fishing midges and small flies you are certainly missing out. Trout feed on midges year round, they never stop. I’d start with this pattern, and rs2 in grey, black, and olive, and a brassie. Those three patterns are a good start.

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