You ever hook what feels to be a good trout, and then you realize it’s just a sucker? That can be kind of a let down. (To be honest, though, sometimes sucker fight pretty darned hard.) But suckers do play an important role in spring trout fishing because their eggs are in the drift, and trout love to eat them..
In this video from Tightline Productions, Tim Flagler shows you how to tie a very simple sucker-spawn imitation that features three colors of McFlyfoam attached to the hook in a fascinating way using a whip-finisher. The end result is like a three-egg omelet for hungry trout..
Off the Hook Sucker Spawn
Hook: Scud/pupa hook (here a Dai-Riki #135), size 16.
Thread: Fluorescent orange, 8/0 or 70-denier.
Body: Yellow and cream McFly Foam.
Tools: Whip-finish tool.