Good morning folks. Two day old bagels, hard, crusty, and dry...what to do? Some beaten eggs and butter, with maple syrup and suddenly all's well. With a smile on my face and hopefully on yours we will begin the day with the hope it is a good one.
Fran Betters was a fly tyer and a fly master in terms of design. I have posted many of his patterns here and have fished them as well. Most times when on the stream and the day seems lost as far as catching trout I'll tie on a Betters pattern and the day is saved....trout respond to his patterns.
This is one of Fran's innovative patterns. The "Haystack"...this is a fly that will catch trout. A simple pattern, a mix of deer hair, dubbing and thread, can it be any simpler.
The "Haystack" is the forerunner of the "Comparadun"...Fran's book calls for various colors and that is accomplished by different color dubbing.
Here is a lighter colored "Haystack". I used this fly the other day and had success with it on a stream I have not fished in quite some time.
Love the fish eye view, and the fish love it to. The next time your in a slump on the stream tie one on and see a "Betters" result.
Brook trout fanciers, southern brook trout fanciers, and outdoor lovers everywhere. I would like to tell you about a wonderful book, "Downstream", by David O'Hara and Matthew Dickerson. A very easy and delightful read.