In this week’s “How to Tie” video feature, Michael Jensen ties a streamer pattern that will bring the worst out of aggressive trout, the Yellow Monster Bugger.
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Fall is officially here and that means one thing: streamer fishing. Every angler should be bringing an arsenal of streamer patterns to take advantage of aggressive fish to the river. With water temperatures cooling and brown trout entering pre-spawn mode, the fall bite has officially commenced in many areas of the states. Having a healthy assortment of streamers is an effective way to fish when water temps drop, and the Yellow Monster Bugger is a pattern to begin with.
Tying articulated streamers is not for the faint of heart. Often times these flies are very difficult and time consuming, always holding the possibility of being lost due to a submerged log or rock. The process should be enjoyed and considered practice, as the more you tie this style fly the better and more efficient you’ll become. That being said, the Yellow Monster Bugger is a fantastic articulated streamer pattern to start your inevitable tying obsession with.
Fishing a sinking line with this fly will bode well in deeper water, but prove tricky in the shallows. Bringing a floating line will allow you to fish different situations with a streamer and allow for more opportunities for eats. As the season progresses, make sure to avoid redds that pop up to leave those spawning trout alone. Enjoy the fall fishing season and increase your odds of your line coming tight by bringing the Yellow Monster Bugger to your next outing.
Now you know how to tie the Yellow Monster Bugger!
Video and ingredients courtesy of Michael Jensen.