DAVY’S SCULPER It looks like a chubby minnow on the bench but in the water this swimmy sculpin comes alive and is irresistible to big trout. Crafted mostly from variegated trimming yarn, it’s made to be fished with hook-up and near the bottom. Wotton has some crafty twists and turns of thread that will help you bring it to life.
WOTTON BUGGER This Streamer is several steps up from the ordinary, and brings together a variety of the most enticing elements of traditional bugger flies. A peacock over-tail and back, small bead-head and red collar, and tandem hackle-wind, are all part of the recipe. As usual, Davy’s precise instructions help complete the illusion.
“SLF” TRANSPARENT CADDIS EMERGER There are those that would commit high-crimes to have a few of these crafted by Wotton’s own hand. It is a long antenna, shuck backed, soft-hackled, beauty that, when fished in the film, will beguile the most reluctant of trout. Its construction is demanding and precise, but well worth the effort.
WOTTON SHAD Fast becoming the most Famous of Davy’s ties, this foam-backed shad is a baitfish bonanza for anglers. This translucent attractor has accounted for some of the White’s largest fly-caught trout, and over twenty-five other species. Two layers of Flex Cord tubing allows for a variety of shaping and coloration, plus it’s a joy to cast.
BLACK AND SILVER SPIDER No Wotton collection of ties would be complete without a wet fly since he is “The” champion of this under-appreciated angling skill. This tiny and sparse creation is demanding, but can often out-fish midge drys or nymphs on most given days. Few can equal Davy when it comes to neatly tying this wicked wet.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
DAVY WOTTON has tied for 45 years, and many of his flies have been
publicized and marketed world-wide. He is a master angler as well as tier who lives near the White River in Arkansas where he guides over 200 days each season. The ties vividly illustrated in this video are his “Go To” creations, spawned from decades on the water and at the bench.