Fish Species: Trout, Bass
Fishing Destination: Pyramid Lake
Olive is the “Go To” color on many fly patterns. This fly is so versatile and usually the first one we tie on to start the day. There is not much out there that this fly can not imitate. Best of all, it looks like a small Tui Chub minnow and the red bug band does a great job of appearing to be a gill plate. The balanced minnow can be fished so many different ways including, under a large indicator, stripped in as a minnow or big leech and jigged vertically. If you learn to fish this fly correctly and the right time of year, you will be amazed.
An idea by legendary fly tier Phil Rowley has been an important part of our Pyramid lake boxes for years. The leeches (size 8-10) are the standard sizes for fishing under an indicator at Pyramid and just about any Stillwater on the planet. The Minnows (Size 4-6) are really versatile and can be fished under a large indicator, jigged vertically or stripped as well. The incorporation of a Bug Band ads tons of contrast and added balance to the flies. The Balanced flies are being used all over to catch Bass, Panfish, Trout and many other species of fish.