Tailwater trout are finicky, given the abundance of food. Tailwater trout in catch and release areas, I suspect, are even more choosy. That’s why the WD-40 fly has been fun to fish, particularly in the Swift River C&R area. It has fooled the wily rainbows there. Tied in a small size, like #28 to #32,
Colie Egerston was kind enough to email me with a fishing report. He yesterday hit one of his favorite small streams to seek wild browns and brookies. Unfortunately, water conditions were less than ideal in terms of temp and color. But, he may try again on Saturday. And, for me, I’ve been tying some flies.
I’m just six months into fly tying. I have learned a lot. Regarding fly fishing, the more I know, the more I realize I don’t know. So, I’ve tried to embrace technology to get feedback. I’ve found a great way to do so is to post pictures of my flies to the fly-tying sub-group on
It’s the egg. Troy and I agree: egg fly patterns work, and we like fishing them. We like fishing them because trout love eggs. Fish have a strong sense for which food source has the most calories per unit of effort. It is how they’ve evolved over time. The Alpha Trout that have first dibs