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Why the Jujubaetis just might be the Best BWO Nymph on the River

While there are no "Silver Bullet" fly patterns that will ALWAYS catch trout, the closest pattern to a sure-fire trout catcher when fishing rivers might just be the Juju Baetis and Beadhead Juju Baetis. Here are the top reasons that you need to give this fly pattern a try and why we expect it will become one of your favorite fly patterns as well.

  • Matching the Most Abundant Mayfly in North America

The Blue Winged Olive or BWO is the most widely distributed and abundant mayfly in American streams. Found in 48 of the 50 states, and capable of thriving in both tailwaters and freestone rivers, the BWO is the hamburger of the river and is one of the most important food sources for trout and productive fly patterns for the fly fisher.

  • 31 Flavors of Mayfly Nymphs

With constantly changing flows and seasonal changes in water clarity, the juju beatis gives the angler the color and size variations to match the hatch and offers the trout a pattern that will pop and grab their attention. Fishing beaver ponds and braided channels mid-summer? Throw a red/black or brown/black juju baetis. Heading to the high county with its gin-clear waters? Fish a blue/purple or olive/black juju baetis. Regardless of where you are fishing, there is a size and color combo of juju baetis that will get the job done.

  • When Less is More

A common error made by many fly tyers is the idea that the more material wrapped on a fly the better. The problem with fat flies is that excess dubbing and overstuffed tails can slow the sink rate, causing the flies to drift high over the heads of shy trout holding to the riverbed. The slim profiles and beadheads of the juju beatis enable them to slice through the water, extending the length of your drift, and ultimately catch more fish.

You don't need to take our word for it - give the juju baetis and beadhead juju baetis a try and they will quickly become some of your favorite fly patterns!

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Catching Cutbow Trout on the Fly

Photo Credit: Jared JenkinsYour reel screams as fluorescent fly line unspools down river behind the largest dorsal fin you’ve ever seen. This is a common scene when you hook into cutbow! Equal parts pitbull, feral pig, and mutant trout, cutbows are a single-minded alpha predator that are all about packing on the pounds [...]

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It's Trico Mayfly Time - Are You Ready to Match the Hatch?

While all hatches are measurable and predictable, there is no hatch as punctual as the Fall's Trico Mayfly hatch. Over the years we've been able to collect enough data and build our invertebrate database to the point that we can layout a fly selection for the Trico hatch down to the half an hour of [...]

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Ascent's Top Summer Attractor Dries

Like a high-stepping line of Las Vegas showgirls or the cast of Baywatch, the family of flies called Attractors rely more on flash and embellishment than attempting to represent any true invertebrate species. Making up roughly 20% of dry patterns and 30% of wet patterns, flies from this family are dressed in tinsel, copper, mirrored [...]

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5 Steps to Becoming a Better Fly Fisher

Ascent Pro-Form Manager David Arevalo teaching his girls to fish.The reasons that drive us to the river are as numerous and diverse as the anglers with whom we share the water. There is a primal connection and wild freedom in watching a trout rise to a dry fly, a rare peace in dropping into [...]

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Fiberglass Fly Rods: The New, Old Standard

Article & Photo Credit to Jon Hill of Yellowfin Custom Fly RodsIt’s no secret that fiberglass fly rods have made a big comeback in the last 5-10 years. All of the major fly fishing companies have started bringing back fiberglass into their lineup of rods and there are a dozen of new companies that deal [...]

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Swing Into Summer with Caddis Emergers

The caddis emerger is the unsung hero of the summer fly box and deserves a little love! As the caddis larva prepares to transition from larva to adult it closing itself within a case, (similar to its terrestrial cousins the moth and butterfly in their cocoons) the caddis will pupate before breaking through the case [...]

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Learn to Fish the Pale Morning Dun Hatch Like a Pro!

Photo Credit: Jared JenkinsOne of the most important and prolific mayfly hatches west of the Mississippi, the PMD hatch is kicking off and the fish are ready to FEED!Ephemerella excrucians, better known by fly fishers as the Pale Morning Dun or PMD can be found in trout rivers from coast to coast but is best [...]

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The Top 5 Big Summer Dry Flies

Like monsters birthed from a radioactive disaster, now is the time for the biggest and gnarliest dry flies to emerge from your fly boxes and hit the water!With the onset of summer and the rising temps, our largest stoneflies and terrestrials come to life and onto the menu. Several species of Golden Stoneflies and [...]

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The Prince Nymph & 30 Years of Trout

The fly rod in my hand was twice my height, and I had free reign of the Saint Vrain while my grandfather was on duty at the trailhead. That first day on the river was more than 30 years ago now, but the fly that was catching fish that day has rarely let me [...]

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