A busy day for work, and so, I don’t have time to write a long post. But, here are some shots of what I’ve been tying to tweak some proven patterns. Thanks! Reloading with sizes 20 and 22 emergers. Love the #Tiemco 2488. #flyfishing #flytying #euronymphing A post shared by BlogFlyFish (@blogflyfish) on May 4,
As I re-read my fishing log, one fly did particularly well during spring and early-summer: a green Caddis Larva. Early-season trout, when I selectively stomach-sample a few, are usually absolutely chock-full of Caddis Pupae and Larvae. Nearly always, I see the light-green variety. You can really spend a lot of time on such a fly.
A fly I’m tying is the Egan GTI Caddis (video up top). I like the color contrasts, and I’ve found that Caddis is pretty abundant on nearly all waters that I fish. I’m tying them in size 18 and will use them as a dropper. I won’t be adding weight to them, as I like
I’m reloading the fly boxes with some tried-and-true patterns. Among them are the flashback WD-40 and the Caddis Emerger. I these days make the former in sizes 16 to 20. You can go down to size 32, but I don’t torture myself with that anymore! I add a strip of Krystal Flash and cover the