Wooly Worm - Martini Olive

Size: 4

Fish Specie: Trout

Fishing Destination: Pyramid Lake

Another hall of fame fly from the good ole days. The first version was created by Sash Nakamoto. We have now incorporated UV chenille into the modern pattern which seems to just make it fish better. The red thread head has always been a part of this fly and it also has no tail. A true Wooly Worm.



These are really simple patterns but are tied with a purpose. Most of our Wooly’s date back to the good ole days of the original Reno Fly Shop when Terry Barron tied all the Pyramid shop flies along with Andy Burk and the rest of the gang. These flies have not needed to change. There are some simple specifics. They are tied unweighted because the fast sinking shooting heads we use are enough to keep the flies on or near the bottom. They are also tied with multiple hackles to give body to the fly and also because the Lahontan Cutthroat has sharp teeth and, in this case, you can lose a hackle and keep fishing. They are also tied with a short tail if any at all to try to avoid the common short strikes from the fish.



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