Born on the highly pressured and technical tailwaters of the South Platte River in Colorado, the Chocolate Thunder (aka Foam Wing Emerger) is a super effective fly pattern for tempting shy trout! While the original Chocolate Thunder is great for fishing low, slow flows, sometimes you need a little weight on your fly in order to plumb the depths of the river for really Big Fish! The Beadhead Chocolate Thunder is a variation of our own devising, and absolutely vacuums the trout out of the deep waters that the traditional, unweighted pattern would miss! Sharing many elements with other proven tailwater flies such as the Black Beauty, Top Secret Midge, and RSII, the foam wing and realistic profile make this fly an deadly match for a host of mayfly and midge species!
Fly Category: Generalist Pattern
Family: Mayflies, Midges
Tried this fly on the Davidson River, NC in very skinny water. This fly gets down quickly into the feeding zone! Both Browns and Bow chased it.
Hit 13 trout today, 8 of them were on this fly!
The size 22 worked well at Eleven Mile Canyon, caught two rainbows, including one of the first cast of the day.