Higa's S.O.S.

You'll appreciate the strike-inducing power of this versatile nymph pattern.

Details

Originally tied by Utah-based Orvis-Endorsed Guide Spencer Higa to be a baetis imitation, his S.O.S. has bailed out anglers all over the country, in plenty of different situations. Featuring a slender abdomen and split back, it takes on a lifelike appearance underwater that fish can't seem to refuse. Simply browse the reviews to see the kinds of accolades this fly has garnered from fly fishers near and far.
Sizes: 16, 18, 20.
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Reviews

Overall: Show Rating Distribution 5.0 / 5 based on 28 reviews

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28 of 28 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Buggy - 4/24/2015
    By: from Utah

    Can be midge or mayfly....fish love it and take it confidently. Great fly.

  • 5/5

    can't wait - 3/27/2015
    By:

    to fish these honeys. very well tied and they look "buggy" as heck.

  • 5/5

    Great Flies - 1/22/2015
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    Great fly. Great quality tie. Great company. I read many reviews on this fly and decided to give it a try on my home waters in Utah. Worked great the first time out. Thanks Orvis and Spencer

  • 5/5

    Higa's S.O.S. - 11/14/2014
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    This is my 2nd order of these flies in size 16 and 18. They have attracted fish on slow days, when no other selection seemed to work. Expensive, but effective.

  • 5/5

    5/2/2014
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    I never write reviews but this is one of the few flys that truly deserve a great review. I have fished this fly for several years and always have success with it. It is a great searching nymph. If there is no specific hatch going on, or a midge hatch, try this fly.

  • 5/5

    Great Quality Flies! - 3/7/2014
    By: from Brule WI
    Top 1000 Contributor

    Its winter here in Wisconsin so I haven't had a chance to use these yet. The quality is excellent just as I have come to expect from Orvis products,and they are in my threader box ready for action! Can wait to tie one of these babies on!

  • 5/5

    SOS - 7/5/2013
    By: from Mountain city , TN
    Top 100 Contributor

    I tie two of these to my Tippett about a foot apart use a strike Indicator and have a blast , great on small creeks or Narrow parts of a river ....

  • 5/5

    Great Fly Anywhere! - 3/29/2013
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    This fly is awesome! Caught several fish on this when other flies weren't working. I caught one of my largest brown's to date with this fly on the Green River in Utah.

  • 5/5

    great bug,, - 2/27/2013
    By: from Bishop,Ca.

    fishing, the wild trout section lower Owens river in BISHOP CA, was killing them on S.O.S. size 16 & smaller, the big ones are hard to catch, but nailed a nice brown about 18" it was the bug they seam to eat all weekend.. awesome fly

  • 5/5

    Go-To Nymph - 12/4/2012
    By: from Colorado

    I've been fishing this from March 2012 through December 2012 now and it has become one of my go to confidence patterns. Is it a midge? Is it a BWO or some other mayfly? The pattern is just flat out versatile,and I have had success in rivers, streams, and still waters across Colorado, Wyoming and Montana. I bought a countless number of these flies this year because they just get eaten so much.

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