Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"
Yesterday there was a blizzard of caddis all over the place, but unfortunately none were hitting any of my presentations. I tried several different caddis sizes and colors to no avail. I did get a smaller trout on a caddis sparkle pupa, but immedately lost the fly on a snag. Were the fish being selective for the pupa, or was there something else going on? I'm leaning towards the pupa explaination as there were several "jumping" trout, which I was told happened as they chased quickly rising nymphs and pupa to the surface.... Ideas? Suggestions? Consolation?