Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Teenage Entomologist, Jan 4, 2014.
That's why few of the little ones survive to be 'big ones'...they're doofus fish.
I run some soft hackles on slow meandering mountain streams. I carry a GRHE and Pheasant Tail Flymphs, and Partridge and Orange and Partridge and Yellow wet flies. They all do real well.
If I could add a sixth, it would be an ant pattern as I had great success with it last Summer.
It seems everyone likes the general patterns. Everyone knows small stream trout are like garbage disposals, and any of those trout would eat a grape if it had a dead drift.
Why make the solution harder than it is?
You gotta good grape pattern? Dry or wet? Is it an emerger grape? Spill the beans, kid.
Sounds intriguing. Mind posting a picture of your version of this pattern? There are several variations online.
Deer Hair Caddis
Peacock Soft Hackle
#18 PT Klinkhamer
Partridge & Orange softhackle
#10 Olive Matuka
I'll post a pic of it the next day or so.
On the few of our little streams that have fish over 12", I like a hi-vis black foam cricket in size 10. Got some massive cutties on a Clark Fork trib in September when nothing was hatching.
My favorite way to fish in the wilderness is dynamite... no witnesses.
Do you have a recipe for these Dupont Spinners . . .
Pheasant Tail Nymph