The Bead Head Sheep Creek Special is one of the West’s best stillwater flies. Although a traditional fly, its results are anything but. This fly is deadly retrieved or under an indicator.
Imitates: Snails, aquatic beetles, large nymphs, possibly leech.
Useful for: Retrieving behind a floating or sinking line as well as under an indicator. This is a great fly to put behind a leech pattern on a sinking line. Great paired with a midge or other smaller nymph under an indicator.
Tricks/Techniques: It’s often hard not to catch fish on this fly. Under an indicator or retrieved its one of the West’s top three stillwater nymphs. The peacock herl body makes this fly the most productive of all the sheep creek style patterns. It imitates many of the larger insects in lakes and reservoirs well. If imitating a snail remember how slow they move if your retrieving. Those fisherman catching 90% of the fish are often pulling this behind a clear camo intermediate sinking line. This traditional/older pattern delivers big fish year after year.
This fly is hand tied at my own bench in the United States of America under the highest of scrutiny. A tested and proven pattern.