Hook: TMC 3761 (stremer/nymph) sz 6-10
Thread: Black uni 8/0-6/0
Tail: Ginger/brown hackle fibers
Body: Black chenille
Wing: White calf tail
Hackle: Ginger/brown saddle
The Pass Lake fly is an old brook trout fly. It has roots in the great lakes region. It is considered a classic and has accounted for many fish. It can be tied as a stremer or a more compact nymph. It can be fished dead drift, on a swing or made active like a streamer.....and all presentations are deadly! This fly is often forgotten or overlooked but should be in your box. I fish it in lakes and streams and consider it a must have for warmwater fish. I have caught trout, bass, sunfish, crappie........
I think this fly will also work well for carp and others. This fly excells as part of a two fly/tandem rig.