Cutthroat Thriller Fly Tied by Casey - Video

Cutthroat Thriller Fly Tied by Casey - Video

This is a pattern I started playing with last year specifically for targeting Cutthroat Trout in our rivers and sloughs. I have had enough success with it that I wanted to share it with you all. Don’t think this is only a Cutthroat fly though, I was able to catch some nice Coho on it this Fall as well as a couple of Bull Trout.


This is something that I tie in size 10-6 hook, but a size 8 is the most common that I fish. I typically fish this pattern with a full floating line with a 10’ Intermediate Sinking Airflo Poly Leader down to 4-6 feet of fluorocarbon and Seaguar Blue label in 6 or 8 pound breaking strength (Cutthroat are rarely leader-shy). A slow, steady 8-10 inch strip retrieve usually does the job for me. Try varying your retrieve until the fish let you know what they want on a given day. I hope this pattern brings you success!

fly materials

Fly Recipe

Hook:  Ahrex NS156 Traditional Shrimp, Size 8

Thread: Uni Thread, 6/0, Black

Bead: Wapsi Cyclops Brass Bead. 5/32”, Fl. Chartreuse

Tail: Wapsi Wooly Bugger Marabou, Black, Hareline Krystal Flash, UV Midnight Black

Body: Wapsi Tinsel Chenille, Large, Royal Blue

Collar: Hareline Ice Dub, Minnow Pearl Back

Cutthroat Thriller

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by email, by phone at 604-931-5044 or stop by 

Sea-Run Fly & Tackle at #110 1140 Austin Avenue in Coquitlam BC.

Good luck on the water.

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