Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Post Evening Sun And The Fly I Skipped Over
First, We had a great Sunday at Charlies Evening Sun Fly Shop. The house was packed for my presentation, maybe too packed, but we got it off and it was great. Flyfishers: Charlies is the place to get what you need whether it's equipment or advice. I have bought rods from Charlie and have asked for advice. I'm a better flyfisher for that!!! Do your business here!!!
During my presentation a slide was shown which I kind of skipped past. It was a photo of a fly that I first tied 40 years ago. I caught lots of fish with it. NOTE: hatchery trout were as dumb 40 years ago as they are today but we don't want to use the same flies that caught all of those fish. Why? Because it's kind of "incorrect" to use a traditional "wet fly". What does it represent?? Consider that thought when you cast your wooley buggers this season!!
This fly in the photo has no name. It is a traditional wet fly. It works when I use it and I should use it more often. This year I will!
Hook - wet fly hook 12 - 14
Body - yellow dubbing
Rib - tying thread (brown)
Wing - brown grizzly hackle tips. I dyed these with RIT brown dye
Hackle - soft brown hen hackle
Another fast to choppy water emerger pattern. Late May and June evenings when the caddis are dancing is when I use it. I've caught trout decades ago with it. It still works.
Why did I skip past it during the presentation? I thought I might be too "incorrect"!!!!
Posted by Millers River Flyfisher at 7:37 PM