Good dry patterns range in size from 2 through 8, and the emphasis is on the fly’s ability to wake, rather than on any specific colors. We like the bulkley mouse, however any high floating bug that leaves a wake will work. For grease lining, any traditional wet-fly patterns such as the Green-Butted Skunk tend to work best.
When its time to get down and dirty many people like to use a sink tip with a big and bright fly. If you get a grab but come up empty handed, replace the fly with a smaller, less colorful pattern.
Use large patterns that have a lot of movement in the water. A big, dark silhouette works best in cloudy water. Smaller patterns work well when water clarity is good, and brightly colored flies produce in low-light conditions. These are some Bulkley river fly patterns that work well.
Bulkley River Flies
Idylwilde flies - www.idylwilde.com
- Morejohn's Bantam - Black & Blue
- Blue Charm
- Idyl's Bruiser - Black & Blue
- Morrish's Medusa - Black & Blue
- Hickman's Party Boy - Black
- Fox’s sleech purple
- Morrish's Trailer Trash - Black & Blue
Targus Fly - www.targusfly.com
- AB Egg-Sucking Leech
- Articulated Multi-Leech, Black/Chartreuse Butt
- Bead Strip Tees, Orange
- Egg String Leech, Black
- General Practitioner, Black
- Olive Garden