If you are having trouble getting hook-ups with the tiny flies, tie one of these guys on. Most trout don’t seem to mind the extra body on the same shank, making it a great bug if the #22’s and #24’s just aren’t doing it. It’s particularly good during a blanket spinner fall when trout are rising profusely. A sparse spinner fall or extra finicky fish are much better fished with a Sunken Trico or a smaller CDC spinner tied on a wide gap hook (for horribly selective fish, rocks launched aerially into the center of the pool work well too :) )
**Buy a few here **Hook: #16-18 dry Thread: Black 8/0 UNI Tail: Microfibbets or grizzly hackle fiber Abdomen: Thread Wing: White antron yarn Thorax: Black superfine dubbing
Tying notes: First, tie in the tail a bit longer than one of the planned body lengths as natural Tricos’ tails are quite long (this will usually be around 3/4 the length of the hook shank). Tie in both sets of wings, building smooth bodies between them. Dub the thorax sections and whip finish at the eye.
Here are a few of our favorite strategies for the Double Trico…
- Fish it 12” behind a high-floating, visible attractor dry fly to track the drift and any takes (just watch for a rise near the attractor fly and set the hook)
- Drop a smaller Trico Spinner 12-16” behind it for a bit of extra finesse
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