The Huevo Frito: Alevin Trout or Salmon Pattern

A High Protein Streamer

Alevin Fly Pattern
A few years ago, a friend of mine was talking about an effective yet under-used style of fly pattern he uses each spring in waters where we fish for Brown and Rainbow Trout. Stories of gigantic hungry fish smashing this little helpless immature trout/salmon fry got me curious enough to mess around with a few patterns.

However, it wasn't until recently that I got a hankering to tweak some of my first versions of an Alevin (pronounced "aləvən") that I drummed up this little guy.

I call it the "Huevo Frito" (fried egg), in part cuz it's got an egg sack and in part because my nickname has been "Frito" for a good portion of my life. Makes sense but really doesn't matter I guess.

Anyhoo...the kicker on this pattern is the tungsten bead/egg sac that will be tied in "belly scratcher" style and keep the super-sharp saltwater/streamer hook riding hook-point up. And it wouldn't be complete without all the Loon UV goodness we apply to it. From the fly paint to the UV Clear fly finish, Loon's got it dialed in.

You can either fish it streamer-style or even fish it Euro/Czech nymph style giving it a jerk or two as you drag through the drift.

So here it is:

Material List

Hook: Daiichi 2546 #4 -- Buy Here
Thread: Veevus 10/0, White -- Buy Here 
Eyes: Fish Skull Living Eyes, Wind, 3mm -- Buy Here
Egg: 3.8 mm tungsten, Orange -- Buy Here
Under-Body: Pearl Tinsel, Large  -- Buy Here
Body: Arctic Fox Tail, White -- Buy Here
          & Flash 'n Slinky, Bronze Back  -- Buy Here
Egg Yolk: Loon UV Fly Paint, Orange  -- Buy Here
Egg Sac: Loon UV Clear Fly Finish, Thick -- Buy Here
Coating: Loon UV Clear Fly Finish, Flow  -- Buy Here