For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Monday, March 1, 2021
March 1st....it's here.
In my car is this little slot, a cubby hole. In that slot is some moldy change a paper clip and this turkey call. Inside that call are a bunch of flies that for some reason have collected there. It's a combination of dries wets and a couple of streamers. These flies have proven their value over the years, and one in particular is the Picket Pin.
The Picket Pin is a cross between a wet and dry fly. It's shape is similar to a caddis fly or perhaps a stone fly. When this fly is tied weighted it can be a very good nymph pattern and when treated with Gink will make an awesome dry fly. I have tied and fished the Picket Pin for many years and when called into service always produces.
A while back a comment was placed in one of my posts on how small of a fly do I tie. I don't ever go any smaller then a #18. But here are a few #30's...these were tied by a fellow from Norway. I would love to see the fish that takes this fly?
Today is March 1st, the meteorological first day of Spring. This group of February Red soft hackles are on there way to West Virginia to temp some southern trout.