"Angling is extremely time consuming. That's sort of the whole point"Thomas McGuane
First, we had a great time at Charlies Evening Sun Fly Shop yesterday! The place was packed!!I spent the first 90 minutes working up some Swift River flies, answering lots of questions, taking some tying requests,answering more questions and then finishing with the Millers River presentation and a short slide show of flies.
One fly that caught some attention was the Millers River Sedge. This is a classic wet fly style that I worked up 10 or so years ago BECAUSE I love old, classic flies and this beauty works on those late Spring and Summer evenings when the caddis are popping up. It has a wide wet fly profile that grabs their attention as you swing this fly through your favorite set of riffles.
Hook - wet or dry size 12 or 14
Tail - brown hackle fibers
body - yellow, orange or olive dubbing of rabbit
Wing - brown turkey quill
Hackle - brown partridge or hen hackle one size longer than usual
When I first started fly fishing the tackle catalogs were loaded with classic wet flies. Now they're pretty much gone. Some were junk (like some of today's flies) but many always caught trout and still do. So be brave, tie some up and hit the freestones this Spring. I think you'll do well.
To the gentleman you wanted to know about my "taped caddis" I posted the tying instructions back earlier this month. Just back cast a few posts and you'll find it!
Daylight Savings is only 3 weeks away!!!