New Trout Flies: The Nutcracker

Orvis is featuring this new muddler-type streamer fly designed by Chuck Hawkins of Hawkins Outfitters in Lake Ann, Michigan. Anglers on Michigan trout streams are discovering that the Nutcracker, a great sculpin imitation, catches lots of big browns. “The version Ladd used had a bullet-shaped, clipped olive deer hair head with the untrimmed tips pointing backward as a collar. The body was a four-inch strip of white rabbit fur surrounded by grizzly hackle, white and olive marabou and a few thin strands of red and pearlescent Flashabou Mylar.” Eric Sharp in the Detroit Free Press.

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