The Girdle Bug is a large black nymph with white rubber legs. It may appear at first to be nothing, because we donít know of anything that looks like a Girdle Bug. The mystery lies within the minds of large predator trout. I looks like something to them.
I can tell you for a fact that this fly catches big trout, browns and rainbows. I also know for a fact that it catches king salmon. Iíve watched them chase it down in the clear rivers in Michigan. The Girdle Bug is known for catching huge spawning brown trout by me personally in Yellowstone National Park and in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This is a big fish fly and we donít know why.
You should have one of these in your vest during the fall brown trout spawn and when fishing in December through February for the post spawners. That is why it appears in our Smokies Fall and Winter selection.
This fly should be fished like a nymph, drifting with the current and weighted. The Girdle Bug triggers strikes from large trout anywhere you fish. I canít overemphasize the importance of the Girdle Bug. You may not believe me now, but someday you will. I almost forgot, they work for bass too.
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