Higa’s SOS was created by Spencer Higa – he’s also the fantastic lead guide at Falcon’s Ledge in Utah.
Spencer gave me a little insider info about creating this fly ~
“The SOS was created to imitate a couple of different bugs. I spend a lot of my time fishing tailwaters so I combined two of my favorite patterns the pheasant tail and zebra midge. It has all the characteristics of a baetis with a thin segmented body, which also looks like a midge. I’ve also added a red wingcase which acts as an attracter. I originally fished this fly mainly on tailwaters but soon discovered that it works pretty much everywhere. Fish it before, during and after a BWO hatch or just use it to search when there’s nothing hatching.”
The guys over at FlyFishingFrenzy are always raving about this fly and the success they’ve consistently had with it. See HERE.
Outsmarting Fish also did a nifty overview and tying tutorial HERE.
AND the SOS can be purchased directly from Orvis HERE ~ read the reviews on the Orvis site!
But wait. There’s more!
FlyFishilicious Tie it. Love it. – SOS KIT
ONLY on FlyFishilicous.com
Limited Quantity Available – so act quickly!
Everything you need to tie the SOS at home
(minus the black thread – I’m assuming you have that)
I personally hand assembled kits to make (13) flies – size 16.
And yes, that is recycled newspaper packaging in case you were wondering.
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