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Fly Patterns for Pocketwater Fishing

Fly Patterns

Fly Patterns for Pocketwater Fishing requires Larger Highly Visible Flies, because of the faster turbulent waters.

The Fly Patterns for Pocketwater Fishing are chosen for their floatability.

The hook size is also Larger usually an 8 through 12.

Fly Patterns

There are a number of Fly Patterns for Pocketwater Fishing designed to take Trout regularly in the Fast Waters.

Fly Patterns for Pocketwater FishingMore popular Patterns for this type Water are:

  • Wulff Patterns
  • Large Stoneflies
  • Haystacks
  • Large Powder Puffs
  • Bivisibles
  • Parachutte Patterns
  • Muddlers

Yes that is right, Muddlers can be fished in the Dry Fly Form.

Materials Used

Most of these Fly Patterns for Pocketwater Fishing require Good and Stiff Quality Hair. This means Deer Hair (which is Hollow), Calf Tail, and even Woodchuck Hair would be great choices to use.


Dubbing is another Material used when making Fly Patterns for Pocketwater Fishing.

I prefer the Natural Dubbing Furs such as:Fly Patterns for Pocketwater Fishing

  • Beaver
  • Opossum
  • Muskrat
  • Just to name a few

These Natural Dubbings work the best due to their Natural Waterproofing.

Of course there are Synthetic Materials on the Market today that are suppose to be Waterproof.

Which ever you decide to use you will have to use a Good Quality Floatant to dress these Flies.

The importance of keeping the Floatability other than being a Dry Fly is for the visibility.


Another important Material used on these Fly Patterns for Pocketwater Fishing is the Hackle.

Hackle comes in many colors.

They are Feathers from:

Fly Patterns for Pocketwater FishingChickens

The Hackle I use most often in these Flies is called the Saddle Hackle.

You can get more out of the Saddle Hackle than the Neck Hackle.

Good Quality Saddle Hackles are much better for Tying Large Flies. You can use 2 Saddle Hackles in place of 4 Neck Hackles.

Which ever you decide to use just make sure you Tie the Hackle Heavy. This will also help with Floatability and Visibility.

Remember the Waters are normally Fast with Many Riffles so You want to make sure the Flies Float well and are Visible too!

Also remember that the Larger Breeder Trout Feed in the late evening when the waters cool and the Larger Insects Hatch.

Get your materials out and try Tying up a few of these Fly Patterns for PocketWater Fishing.

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