Saturday, December 4, 2010
A Small Stream , Yellow Palmers, And..........
I had tied this pattern,"Yellow Palmer" from Roger Lowe's book. I was dying for the opportunity to float a few, so yesterday I did just that. The air temp was in the mid forties with on and off sunshine. Taking the water temp I found it to be 42 degrees. The stream was clear with lots of leaf jams. I tied on the little Yellow Palmer and sent it drifting in one of the pools. It worked its way along for a while ever so slowly until it reached a twig of a larger branch that was submerged. As the fly hung there for a second or two the surface exploded, soon a beautiful brook trout came to hand.
The Yellow Palmer work that same way on quite a few trout that day. This is a fly that will be a delight to fish this spring and summer.