Realistic Blue Bottle Fly
Realistic Blue Bottle Fly is an amazingly looking fly that imitates the real insect so well that the fish will not know the difference. It has the shape, the appearance (including the clear wings and big red bulging eyes), and the famous shiny blue, metallic color of the real blue bottle fly. The fly was tied using high quality, floatable, and light material that has just the right weight so when they hit the water, the way they float emulates the real insect accurately. The flexibility and design of the wings and legs add crucial movement to the fly when in water. The realistic look of this fly provides that imperative advantage when fishing this fly pattern. The material is super sturdy – these flies were tied to last and will withstand many takes.
These Realistic Blue Bottle Flies are highly effective – will definitely bring some big strikes!
Comes in 2 hook sizes: #10 and #12. Check out our green version of this fly – Realistic Green Bottle Fly here.
Blue Bottle Fly Fishing
Order: Diptera, Family: Calliphoridae
Blue Bottle Fly (bluebottle fly, bottlebee) is a common fly also known as Blow Fly (Blowie). These flies are related to house fly but are larger in size – they grow to about half an inch in length. What distinguishes bottle flies from other flies is their bright, shiny metallic blue, green or black color that covers their abdomen. Like other common flies, they have large eyes, one pair of clear wings, and short antennae.
These flies can be found anywhere, including farms, fields, woods. They feed on dead animals, excrement, and open wounds of living animals. They also feed on flowers, eating nectar and pollen. These flies are like shady places and can be also found on the outer walls of buildings.
Bottle flies breed during the warm summer months, when they are most active, making it the best time for fishing these fly patterns. These are great flies to use on streams near farms and meadows, near livestock, as well as near old sheds and cabins. Breezy summer afternoons are the best times to use this pattern. As they account for a good protein serving, hungry trout are not going to pass these ‘happy meals’.
Bottle fly is a great trout dry fly that will get you some serious fish during the hot summer months!
Fly Fishing Terrestrial Flies
Terrestrial insects are land-bred. Some of the species of terrestrials include hoppers (grasshoppers), ants, beetles, bees, crickets, etc.
Terrestrials are one of the essential food sources for trout and other game fish during the summer months. Hot summer months are when the aquatic insects become sparse, the trout is the most active and grows the fastest. This is when terrestrials become their most important food source as a rich source of protein. A terrestrial falling into the water is a great and nutritious meal for fish as these insects are usually bulkier and heavier than aquatic insects and they provide a large calorie intake when the trout need it most.
Terrestrial fly patterns are effective from May till October, and sometimes even into November.
As terrestrials are most active and most likely to fall in the river during the day, the best time to fish these fly patterns is anytime from late morning all the way through the evening. Windy days are best as the wind ‘pushes’ them to the water. Optimal locations to present terrestrial patterns are along cut banks, grassy shorelines, or under big trees – places where fish wait for them – easy meals just dropping in. As these insects will eventually be pulled further into the river – midstream can also be a good place to present your fly.
On smaller streams fish are depending mostly on terrestrials as their food source. Small waters don’t have the high-energy riffles where the aquatic insects spend much of their lifecycles. For fishing small streams – terrestrials are a must.
Be it mid-summer, early fall, or the midst of spring – fishing terrestrial fly patterns can provide top dry-fly action!