You just can't go wrong fishing the riffle sections of the Swift with a Serendipity. I once used the tradition tie with it's fine deer hair head but found it lacking, at least on the sections that I like to fish. I experimented with this fly, changing the wing and the body material. The addition of turkey flat for the wing worked nicely as did the flat, waxed nylon thread for the body. Take a close look at the "head". Yes, there's head on this version which is dubbing that is the same color as the body but DARKER. My colors are red, pink and green. The green works great in the Summer!
It saved the morning at the gauge/pipe section today. The pipe has been slim pickings this month and that's bit of a mystery. I've only seen one other angler this month in the early morning when I've been there so maybe others have had the same experience. The Gauge is a different story. I took two 'bows on that stretch both on a #16 red serendipity.
Early this Friday me and my better half will be heading to Jamaica for five days for some mid winter R&R. Can't wait!!!!! Maybe the groundhog won't see his shadow next Tuesday and Spring will be "right around the corner".