Flyfishing and Tying Jon's Generic


spring crappie taken on generic


Jon's Generic

  • Jon's Generic Introduction
  • What to Expect from this Fly.
  • Materials - Getting Started
  • Dubbing the Generic
  • Finishing the Fly
  • Research & Development
  • Fishing Jon's Generic - Techniques

  • Jon's Fly Vest - Main Directory

  • This pattern casts and fishes equally well on ultralight to medium weight tackle. It is always the first fly I try on still water unless there's a hatch or I see fish working. Even then, it's still a best bet on warmwater and a good bet on cold. Be sure to read the techniques page...this will help you get the most from the pattern.

    I've caught and released literally thousands of fish in Oregon over the past dozen years on this pattern, including: largemouth bass, smallmouth, bluegill, black crappie, redear sunfish, pumpkin seed, yellow perch, whitefish, kokanee, carp, squawfish, rainbow, cutthroat, brown, and brook trout...and just once, a catfish.

    This item just in (July 1, 1998)...I received an email noting that a flyfisher hooked an Atlantic Salmon on the "generic". It was on for about ten seconds, rolled to show itself then broke the 3 lb. tippet. If you have a catch (& release) on a Jon's Generic that is new to this list, drop me a note.

    A few of the fish have been notably large...including one that held an IGFA lineclass world record for seven years (1 lb. 4 oz. bluegill; 12 lb. tippet; 1987-1994).

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