For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Friday, August 9, 2013
Flies of Southern Appalachia and Another
The brook trouts natural range in the eastern U.S. is from Maine to Georgia. They are doing well in the south because of very hard work by many concerned people. They live in the mountain streams which run cold and clear.
There are many anglers who seek these trout in the Appalachians and in doing so have created some very unique patters. Here are two of them from Roger Lowe's book. I have fished both these patterns, one a wet fly the other a dry and have done well with them at times.
The Yellow Palmer. It's a simple pattern that is easy to tie and requires few materials.
I have done very well with this pattern in late summer and early fall.
The Yellow Palmer...simplicity, and like the brook trout beautiful.
This is a wet fly pattern of the south....The Yellowhammer. This fly has worked well for me in the spring.
This is a pattern I created. It's called the B.A. Caddis. I have been fishing for a few weeks and it has been taking trout. I've fished it in a small stream as well as the Farmington river.