One of my top 5 nymphs pretty much anywhere around the world. I first used it in the Czech Republic at the World Fly Fishing Championships in 2014. It was immediately successful on my local trout streams when I brought it home and it has continued to work just about everywhere I fish. It has a more "pulling power" than imitative nymphs and it catches fish when they aren't on the feed or willing to move far. Try it in your local trout stream.
I’ve fished Devin’s blowtorch across Yellowstone, Montana, and Idaho and can say this fly catches more fish than anything else. Always a go to no matter where I fish.
John HarperFeb 7th 2021
Becoming a standard anchor fly.
Terry McMahan Jan 13th 2021
Have ordered several different flies and all are first class. Great site to follow.
DaleOct 14th 2020
Water is very clear and skinny in southern Utah this year here in October. The blow torch was one of the few nymphs that seem to attract the trout without scaring them off. I have not had anything very close to it in my fly box, but I will be getting more.
Daniel HalversonMay 15th 2020
I recently returned from a little-known river, but that has large and wary trout in it. It can be a tricky river to fish because of the picky trout. The day started slowly with no discernible hatch going on. Finally I decided to try the peacock blowtorch fly. It, along with the Frenchie, was very successful and saved the day with double-digit fish to the net.
Doug KrauseJan 15th 2020
Just received a few of these. Will take them out this weekend hopefully. Super well constructed. Pictures do not do it justice!