The Pyramid Lake Tadpole is a variation of the original beetle pattern, tied with a foam back to hover above the bottom when fished on a sinking lines.
Imitates: Aquatic Beetles, Dragonfly Nymph, Tui-Chub, Sacramento Perch, and Leech.
Useful for: Pyramid Lake stripping behind a fast sinking shooting head, or full sinking line.
Tricks/Techniques: Great when fished behind a woolly worm in line, or as a dropper. This fly works well when the bottom is overgrown. It hovers above the sand behind a fast shooting head/sinking line type 4 or faster. Pausing between retrieves allows the fly to rise, giving the fly life similar to a jig. The popcorn coloration seems to be the most productive possibly because its the most popular. Although not extremely durable, the marabou tail gives this fly an incredible amount of movement. Movement that can sometimes entice an otherwise uninterested giant Cutthroat.
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.