Muddler Minnow – Traditional

The Muddler Minnow was first tied in 1936 by a guy from Minnisota, Don Gapen by name. It imitates a sculpin and is of the ‘streamer’ body type. It’s a very popular pattern, tied by many with a lot of variations. The one shown here is basic and traditional. My husband says the nose coneContinue reading “Muddler Minnow – Traditional”

Minnow Bugger – Wet Fly

The Minnow Bugger is large as trout files go with its hook measuring about an inch. Some flies are minuscule. This pattern simulates a minnow thus is necessarily larger than the ones that represent gnats and bugs. It travels below the surface of the water making it a “wet fly”.

Carey Special – Trout Fly

The Carey Special is a common trout fly with a lot of variations. It’s a wet fly which means it travels under the surface of the water rather on to of it. Look at my series of Trout Fly Paintings at the link above. They all show well individually or as a grouping.

Comanche Lake Looking East

Comanche Lake Looking East, watercolor, 2018, copyrighted by Jean Krueger with all rights reserved I hike to go fishing here. This lake has great big cut throat trout.  

Brook Trout – Salvelinus fontinalis

Brook Trout – Salvelinus fontinalis, watercolor on paper, 12×9″, 2018, by Jean Krueger, copyrighted with all rights reserved Brook Trout or Brookies or Salvelinus fontinalis are the ubiquitous American fish. They are native to this continent and thrive where water is cold and fast or cold and deep. They’re a favorite fish for the USContinue reading “Brook Trout – Salvelinus fontinalis”

Beaded Bugger – Wet Trout Fly

  Beaded Bugger, watercolor,  9×12″, by Jean Krueger, copyrighted with all rights reserved, 2018 Beaded Bugger is a wet fly jigging under the water when it’s retrieved.. I painted it at a scale of 5:1. It’s designed and tied y Ted Krueger.I will discount multiple purchases of trout and lure paintings, Please contact me.

Clouser Minnow – Wet Fly

Clouser Minnow, watercolor, 9×12″, by Jean Krueger, copyrighted with all rights reserved, 2018  This fly, designed by Bob Clouser, is used for any fish that’ll eat a minnow, that is bass, trout, pike and their ilk. It’s made from two colors of  deer hair combined with sparkly streamers. It’s inverted, that is it is weighted byContinue reading “Clouser Minnow – Wet Fly”


Stimulator, watercolor, 9×12″, by Jean Krueger, copyrighted with all rights reserved, 2018 ‘Stimulator’ is a classic trout fly pattern. It uses elk hair, wire and colored fiber.I’ve painted this example at a scale of 7 to1.Orivis describes is as an ‘attractor dry fly’ which sits up high on the surface of the water when it’s cast. It canContinue reading “Stimulator”

Spider – Trout Fly

Spider – Trout Fly,  watercolor, 9×12″, 2018 by Jean Krueger copyrighted with all rights reserved Spider – Trout Fly is a wet fly which is weighted by its beaded head and sinks after being cast. It is a classic pattern and is painted at a scale of 5 to 1. Ted Krueger is the tier.Continue reading “Spider – Trout Fly”