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Loco Tadpole - Tan

Pyramid Lake Tadpole – Tan – Size 6 – Destination Pyramid Lake – Species – Trout, Bass

The tan version of this fly certainly is a great imitation for the lakes numerous, large dragon fly nymphs that live in the sand. The loco foam sheen is the perfect contrast from the duller colors of sand on the bottom of the lake and give the fly just enough bling to catch a fish’s eye.



The origin of this fly (Pyramid Lake Beetle) in association with Pyramid Lake is very clear. It was designed by Ike Berry of Reno to at first imitate the small water beetles in Pyramid Lake. As time moved on, it became apparent this little fly could be tied on a bigger hook and in a variety of colors. The first patterns were on a size 10-12 hook and green or brown in color. The modern-day patterns are tied on size 2-6 hooks and imitate a variety of food choices for the Lahontan Cutthroat Trout. Beetles, dragon fly nymphs, Tui Chub minnows and Perch Fry just to name the obvious. As a lot of Pyramid patterns, the reaction bite feature is key. The foam bodies allow this fly to move differently than any other Pyramid pattern. The up and down motion can be the difference and the foam also allow the flies to ride off the bottom a bit to keep them out of any drifting plant life on the bottom. All our patterns are tied with “Loco Foam” which really makes this fly stand out in the water. The sheen on the outside of the foam gives this fly an incredible shine. The addition of the tail, turning this fly into what is now called the Pyramid Lake Tadpole has once again changed this fly for the better. The Tadpole tail, stuck on for the first time by Andy Burk is the preferred modern-day version of this fly and gives it so much more life in the water yet still imitating everything the former version did. If you are fishing Pyramid Lake with a sinking line this series of flies is the #1 most important fly in your box.