Tomorrow is the opening of the trout season in Connecticut. The opening is a week early, it was always the third Saturday in April but for some reason they moved it up a week. That's OK for it enables a lot of younger anglers more time to fish. Most of them will be off from school next week and that will mean fishing instead of computer games.
A big part of the anglers will be out on the states larger rivers, most of them have been stocked over the last few weeks and should provide lots of family fun and many memories. We have been receiving rain over the last few days and it's raining pretty hard as I type this, hopefully the rain will slow and allow the rivers a chance to recover.
I tied up a few flies I'll be trying tomorrow. We will pay a visit to a few small streams and the first fly cast will be a dry.
This is not a new pattern, just an old one with a new twist. It's an Ausable Bomber tied with a CDC wing. It looks pretty good.
The second fly is a soft hackle tied with CDC both as a light dubbing and collar, with a ginger hen hackle.
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That bomber will work - because, well, bombers work... but that next one, the CDC and ginger... That is going to look like the Fontane Sparkle Pupa in the water I bet with the air caught up in the CDC. It's sure to be a great fly - the marriage of simplicity, motion, color.... Big hope for that one for sure.
Will my thoughts exactly on the cdc/ginger. Movement sparkle etc.
Let you know how it works.
That hybrid Bomber looks like the bomb!ReplyDelete
Hybrid Bomber I like that. Wild trout should like it also.
Theresa I'm sure it will.
Good looking flies. But had I not had this week off, I still would be fishing just about every day, heck I'm packing gear right now to fish a local pond. Computer games suck.ReplyDelete
Good luck on your opener!
Good luck. Love seeing all those anglers out.
I hope you're out there right now Alan!ReplyDelete
Mike, not yet. Only my first cup of coffee, and the little stream I fish will not be crowded.
You sure know how to get the attention of the fly fisherman and the trout with these two killer flies. I am impressed with both; the new twist on the Bomber is really unique. I am anxious to see how both will perform on your next outing. Thanks for sharing
We fished a small stream today and the brookies responded to a variety of flies. A few tweaks to that hybrid bomber and it should do well.
I'm beginning to think that those great looking soft hackles are going to have to given a fair shot this year. I'm starting to love them.ReplyDelete
It's going to be a nice long season, and a workout they shall get.