The Huevo Frito Alevin Trout

Curtis Fry, February 2015

Afew 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 - Salt Water Hook - 4
  • Thread: Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0 - White
  • Eyes: Fish Skull Living Eyes - Wind (Golden) - 3mm
  • Egg: Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Fl. Orange - 5/32" (3.8mm)
  • Under Body: Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Fl. Orange - 5/32" (3.8mm)
  • Body: Arctic Fisherman Blue Fox Tail Fur - White
  • Body: Flash 'N Slinky - Bronzeback
  • Egg Yolk: Loon UV Colored Fly Finish - Hot Orange
  • Egg Sac: Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Thick (1/2 oz)
  • Coating: Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Flow
Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
Fish Skull Living Eyes
Fish Skull Living Eyes
Fish Skull Living Eyes
Fish Skull Living Eyes
Fish Skull Living Eyes
Fish Skull Living Eyes

Fish Skull Living Eyes

$3.99
Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Flow
Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Flow

Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Flow

$16.99
Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Neon Colors
Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Neon Colors

Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Neon Colors

$7.90
Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Thick (1/2 oz)
Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Thick (1/2 oz)

Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Thick (1/2 oz)

$16.99
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0

Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0

$3.50
Loon UV Colored Fly Finish
Loon UV Colored Fly Finish

Loon UV Colored Fly Finish

$17.99
Flash 'N Slinky
Flash 'N Slinky
Flash 'N Slinky
Flash 'N Slinky
Flash 'N Slinky
Flash 'N Slinky
Flash 'N Slinky
Flash 'N Slinky
Flash 'N Slinky
Flash 'N Slinky
Flash 'N Slinky
Flash 'N Slinky
Flash 'N Slinky
Flash 'N Slinky
Flash 'N Slinky
Flash 'N Slinky
Flash 'N Slinky
Flash 'N Slinky
Flash 'N Slinky
Flash 'N Slinky

Flash 'N Slinky

$8.99
Daiichi 2546 - Salt Water Hook
Daiichi 2546 - Salt Water Hook

Daiichi 2546 - Salt Water Hook

$7.50
Arctic Fisherman Blue Fox Tail Fur
Arctic Fisherman Blue Fox Tail Fur
Arctic Fisherman Blue Fox Tail Fur
Arctic Fisherman Blue Fox Tail Fur
Arctic Fisherman Blue Fox Tail Fur
Arctic Fisherman Blue Fox Tail Fur
Arctic Fisherman Blue Fox Tail Fur
Arctic Fisherman Blue Fox Tail Fur
Arctic Fisherman Blue Fox Tail Fur
Arctic Fisherman Blue Fox Tail Fur
Arctic Fisherman Blue Fox Tail Fur
Arctic Fisherman Blue Fox Tail Fur
Arctic Fisherman Blue Fox Tail Fur
Arctic Fisherman Blue Fox Tail Fur
Arctic Fisherman Blue Fox Tail Fur
Arctic Fisherman Blue Fox Tail Fur

Arctic Fisherman Blue Fox Tail Fur

$5.99