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Born on the highly pressured and technical tailwaters of the South Platte River in Colorado, the Chocolate Thunder is a super effective fly pattern for tempting shy trout! 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
Life Stage: Nymph, Emerger, Pupa
We pride ourselves in the production of quality flies and fishing gear, and want our customers to be 100% satisfied with every purchase they make from Ascent Fly Fishing. That's why we are happy to offer a 30 day return policy on all items that are unused, are in brand new condition, and come back with their original tags and packaging. Items that are returned beyond 30 days will be eligible for store credit, which will be issued in the form of a gift certificate. Items returned without their original packaging and tags, or items that have been used are not eligible for return.
This policy applies to all products we sell with the exception of terminal tackle (leaders, tippets, weights, floatants, indicators, etc.), digital downloads, classes, sale items and Biologist Crafted Fly Selections.
A 10% restocking fee will apply.
The Client will be responsible for paying the shipping costs to return the item. Shipping costs are nonrefundable.
Chocolate Thunder flies are the best
Posted by Unknown on 26th Jul 2021
Fished Eleven Mile Canyon for 4 consecutive days, using CT flies almost exclusively. They were wildly popular with the fish, getting bites almost immediately after casting. We tried many other similar flies, and got no fish-interest at all. Amazing.
Caught 5 fish in 5 casts at Deckers!
Posted by @donovankim on 22nd Jun 2020
Love the chocolate thunder from Ascent. I always appreciate how well made these flies are especially because of the price. I fish mainly 11 mile canyon and Deckers and every time I go the chocolate thunder does well. Thanks!
A Decker must have
Posted by Larry D on 28th Jan 2020
A perfect winter fly on the South Platte and the North Platte.
Magnet for Browns
Posted by kevin schneider on 23rd May 2019
I fish the "Driftless" Trout Region in the Midwest. I used these flies while fishing the Canyon at Decker's Colorado and caught a 22" Brown on a size #22 Chocolate Thunder. I had a few left over and I started using them in the Driftless. I don't leave home without these in my fly box anymore. They are like a magnet for Browns no matter where you fly fish in the world.
Chocolate Thunder for South Platte around Deckers
Posted by Bruce Dickinson on 27th Feb 2019
One of the best nymphs for the Deckers area.
Posted by G on 23rd Dec 2017
Don't leave home without them. The most productive emerger in my box.
A MUST have in Deckers/Cheesman
Posted by Michael Lapham on 31st Oct 2016
This fly is a must have for anyone fishing the South Platte, and especially in the Deckers/Cheesman Canyon waters. I have had a ton of success using the Ascent specific Chocolate Thunder (#22), really a must own for anyone fishing in that area.