For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Saturday, May 16, 2020
Picket Pin Variant And A Brook Trout
The Picket Pin wet fly. I have written about it in several posts telling you of it's versatility. The fly can be used as a semi-dry or a wet fly. It is normally tied with a squirrel wing and tail with brown hackle palmered along a peacock herl body. I also tie them like the one pictured above. This version has a tail of coq de leon a peacock herl body and a gray squirrel wing. It sinks a bit further in the water than the hackled version fly. When tied on a heavier hook it make a good nymph.
When the fly is wet you can see why fish take the fly.
Not often but once in awhile I'll accidentally hook a brookie in the wrong place. The hook will prick the gill and that bright red blood will flow. I have two choices at that time, one is to put it back in the water and let nature do it's thing or I can take it home. I chose to take it home. The brookie was cleaned and fried in butter. A light flour coating along with salt and pepper.
Yes friends it was the finest eating lunch I've had in a long time.