For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Friday, April 6, 2012
"Fork Tails" And Other Foodstuffs.
Trying to figure out what trout eat , when they want to eat, and at what stage of the life cycle they will eat it has always been a part of fly angling that least appealed to me. I always feel that to guess the right one would need a degree in "insects of the stream". Then I would need a fly box or should I say a fly box for every stage of an insects life.
I decided long ago to carry a few flies, the ones I have confidence in, flies that have proven themselves to work, are highly visible to the fish and especially to me, and most important are easy to tie. With that I can head to a small stream armed with one fly box and have a great day. "Simplicity".
On my last outing I chose a few of the flies that I thought would work well. One pattern was a "Smoky Mountain Fork Tail". It's a pattern created for wild trout in the in the southern states, but it work very well here also. The other is a pattern I created, "Raggedy Ann". I'm going to tie one using the colors red and yellow and call it "Raggedy Mickey"