Posts tagged Dry Fly
Early June 2017/Barbarians at the Gate, Angels at the Door

If you are headed to the river this time of year make it a 6 to 9 kind of day.  Nymph fishing is very productive in the first hour or two with mayfly and caddis patterns both producing well.  A Pheasant Tail Nymph in a size 16, with an 18 or 20 Hare’s Ear Soft Hackle as a dropper, are producing well. 

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Trout Candy/Late May 2017

Ants make up a very large portion of the diet of a trout during the summer months along with other terrestrials such as beetles and inchworms. A random caddis may find its way into the maul of a big brown as well but by and large the bulk of the biomass available to summer trout is in the form of an ant.  Trout seem to have a strong affinity for these little formic acid filled sour treats.  Ive been told they like the acidic taste, but Im more inclined to believe its the availability and helplessness of the food form that lends to such a sustained sight picture in the mind of summer trout.  

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