I really like Noel’s recent post about being open-minded and taking on new challenges. One thing I’d encourage people to try is this: “sight nymph.” Fish one small fly with no split shot, putty, indicator or dry fly. It’s an approach that emphasizes many skills and focuses one’s attention on the best indicator on earth:
I at times sit down to tie a fly or two and just roll with it. Nothing fancy, sometimes odd-looking. If the fly works, I tie some more for the next outing. Above is a fly that I hope will work at the Farmington. A thread midge. Size 18 and with a glass bead.
I arrived at dawn at the Farmington, wondering if the Trico hatch would be on. It was relatively brisk at 53 °F, a big change from just a few weeks ago. I actually felt chilled. There was a modest Trico hatch and just a few fish rising. Later, the spinner fall happened, and, again, only
OK, I feel very motivated. As I wrote yesterday, I hit the Farmington in time for the Trico spinner fall. With dozens of fish rising all around me, I just couldn’t buy a bite. Nothing worked, including floating an ant and a beetle. Two trips ago, I did well with a #28 black WD-40. This