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Rainbow Warrior

$2.75

Lance Egan hailing from Utah, developed the Rainbow Warrior as an attractor Baetis nymph or midge larvae hybrid that excels in tailwaters.  It is a highly effective tailwater pattern as it fishes well under a wide range of conditions, regardless of the season.  It is the simplicity of this pattern that makes it irresistible, with a sparse and flashy body.  The Rainbow Warrior is tied on a Tiemco 2488 hook, and comes standard with a tungsten bead head.

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Lance Egan hailing from Utah, developed the Rainbow Warrior as an attractor Baetis nymph or midge larvae hybrid that excels in tailwaters.  It is a highly effective tailwater pattern as it fishes well under a wide range of conditions, regardless of the season.  It is the simplicity of this pattern that makes it irresistible, with a sparse and flashy body.  The Rainbow Warrior is tied on a Tiemco 2488 hook, and comes standard with a tungsten bead head.

Fishing Strategies:

The Rainbow Warrior excels in all fishing conditions due to its slender profile.  It is a must-have for any Tailwater Junkie.  Although, we fish it year round it is quickly becoming one of our favorite patterns for winter tailwater fishing.  In smaller sizes, it is a great midge larva and midge pupa attractor when trout are keying in on midges.

We generally use a Rainbow Warrior as a dropper in a two-fly nymphing rig.  Some of our favorite other patterns to fish with the Rainbow Warrior are the following: Mercury Flashback Pheasant Tails, Smith’s Baetis and Chocolate Foam Wing Emergers.  This pattern excels in a dry-dropper application with the tungsten bead head.  As an added bonus, the Red hotspot will act as a trigger to fool selective tailwater trout.

Recipe:

Hook: #16-18 Tiemco 2457
Bead: Silver, Tungsten
Thread: Red UTC 70 Denier
Tail: Pheasant tail fibers
Abdomen: Mylar tinsel (medium)
Wing Case: Mylar tinsel (medium)
Thorax: Rainbow Sow-Scud dubbing

Additional information

Color

Red

Size

16, 18

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