Sometimes the fly fishing tricks require to fool border on the edge of “Is this really fly fishing or what?”
The Redeye Pellet patterns is a fly, well perhaps not in the classic sense of the Royal Coachman or Adams, that is highly effective on newly released trout in delayed harvest waters. During their time in hatcheries the trout grew up fighting for their share of the food pellets scattered atop their concrete runs. This pattern was created to mock trout chow. The addition of the red dot is to simulate trout eggs, further triggering an instinctive take among hatchery released trout, and sometimes even resident trout. Funny looking may be---effective now, yes!
HOOK: Mustad 9671 size 8 or similar
WEIGHT: Tungsten beadhead
THREAD: Brown 3/0 or 6/0
BODY: Deer or caribou; clipped to shape
SPOT: Revlon ruby red fingernail polish