Rig & Run user Bob Carpenter mounted his Combo Pack of rod slings on either side of his beautifully restored 1973 Boston Whaler. Now his rods are handy for striper fishing and secure for transporting. Thanks Bob!
You can mount your Rig & Run to the side of a storage crate to hold a spare rod. The rod is held low and parallel to the boat, which keeps the rod out of the way while casting. To mount, fold the top of the Rig & Run over the crate and secure the top loop to the crate using a cable tie.
HOOK: Size 10, Tiemco 3769, or equivalent nymph hook
THREAD: 6/0, dark olive
WEIGHT: 5-10 wraps of lead or copper wire
BODY: Ligas or other synthetic dubbing, light olive or a blend of olive and gray
For detailed instructions on fishing this pattern, see The Scud Factor post.
- Hook: Size 12 to 16, 2x long nymph hook
- Thread: 6/0 black
- Tail: brown saddle hackle or mallard flank
- Body: Peacock herl
- Hackle: Brown saddle hackle
- Wing: Mallard flank
Fish it dry, fish it wet, or fish as an emerger, the DMc Brown Hackle Peacock, along with my Buzzcut Scud, live at the top of my freshwater nymph box. When trout are taking emerging nymphs just below the surface, whether they are mayflies, midges or caddis, this is the fly that you want.
In the pre-dawn hours of a frigid night in mid-April, anglers that have traveled from far and near are lined up in front of the closed gates at Spinney Mountain Reservoir in central Colorado.
The early birds have been here for hours, arriving the evening before and spending the night in their vehicles. Being here and being part of the opening day scramble at Spinney has become a tradition among scores of flatwater anglers. Continue reading