Originally developed by A.L. Crupp of Chama New Mexico, the Warden's Worry has been a "go-to" fly pattern for rivers, streams and lakes throughout the southern Rocky Mountains for decades. We have used it all over the West for trout, bass and steelhead with great success and is possibly the best general nymph pattern we use. This bead headed and weighted version gets down in the water column quickly. Available in size 10, 12 & 14.
TIP: Try using a Warden's as you first, lead fly in a two fly set-up under an indicator. You can trail a small streamer or any nymph about 2 feet behind it. If you get most of your bites on the Warden's, cut off the other fly pattern and fish a double Warden's Worry set-up. This is a classic Rocky Mountain nymphing rig.