For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Friday, November 21, 2014
Small flies, Small streams......
I had the notion to fool around with some small dry flies, and see if I could be successful on a small stream. The flies are as simple as one could tie involving only 3 materials. These flies are tied on a size 20 hook, the smallest flies I've ever tied. Thread was the body material, a turn or two of peacock herl for a thorax and some grizzly hackle. The flies were treated with Gink and were ready to be fished.
Tuesday was a real cold day. The sun was about which would have warmed it up a bit but the wind took that away. I arrived around 10 AM and found the stream with a nice flow. The water was as clear as it can be, November waters tend to be sparkling. I sent the mini dry on its mission and soon a small brookie rose.
Here are the size 20's with a size 14 to show some perspective.
In most areas of the stream I had brookies rise.
My first trout of the day. And my first trout ever on a size 20 dry fly.
A brown was taken here but tossed the fly.
A few drifts later and this fine male brook trout took the 20.
I continued to fish until the ice in the guides caused me to call it a day. I like catching fish on small dry flies. Perhaps next up will be size 16 streamers!