WD 40 |
By Dave Sloan
The WD-40 is one of my go to flies when it comes to fishing to fish with PhD’s in fly refusal. It is especially good from size 20 down because it keeps that super slim profile that the naturals of that size possess. I like to fish this fly primarily on the dead drift but will occasionally bring fish to it on a very slow swing. One of my favorite ways to fish it is off of a larger dry fly and coat the WD-40 with some floatant so that it hangs right in the surface film. You have to be very attentive to detect the take with this method, but it is a killer.
The WD-40 is a mayfly/midge imitation and with that in mind should be tied in a variety of sizes and colors. Some of my favorites are Olive, Chocolate Brown, Black, Gray, and Rust. Tie up a bunch in a variety of sizes and colors and you will be surprised at how well such a simple tie can produce. Tie this fly in sizes 16-26.