"Fish sense, applied in the field, is what the old Zen masters would call Enlightenment: simply the ability to see what's right in front of you without having to sift through a lot of thoughts and theories and, yes, expensive fishing tackle."John Gierach
The first day of Spring on MY calendar was this past Sunday when we moved the clocks ahead and officially survived the Winter. It was an easy Winter and we deserved it after the previous year. Now we can take a balmy Spring day and fish past sundown (6:57 pm today) to what the weather boys call Civil Twilight which is at 7:25 today. What is Civil Twilight? Think of it as having enough light to see a size 14 light cahill dry at 30 feet!!
My evening trips are always a way to explore new water, solve the mystery of old water, brush up on technique or start from scratch. Contact me and we will set it up!
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I've got flymphs and stoneflies on the brain and there's no cure except to be in the midst of a full blown hendrickson hatch which would be another nice problem to deal with. The stonefly above came to me when I was tying a pile of scuds and then loaded a nymph hook in the vise instead. I wanted to see a stone with a shell back. When dry it looks a bit too shiny but it looks great when its wet. The Swift bows like it too and large stones are a rare on that river.
Hook - size 12 nymph or wet fly
tail - pheasant tail fibers
body - synthetic dubbing of either olive or yellow
rib - ostrich herl (wrapped heavier by the thorax)
shell - I used plastic material from a sandwich bag
Head - small, olive plastic bead for looks. It has no weight and is not shiny but did has the look of a nymph's head.