One of the most famous lines from “The Movie”, and often what we ask or secretly want to ask is, “What are they bitin’ on?”
Last night was epic, catching trout after trout from late afternoon until dark. I used mostly dries, but nymphed long enough to catch one (Note: Wanted to prove that I could do it. I’m a lousy nympher.)
So what were they bitin’ on? In between these pics, I’ve included links to some of the recipes I tied and used for last night’s session.
Sulphur Gnat – I started using Jim Misiura’s pattern two summers ago, and will tie it on during a sulphur or any evening hatch. Last night it was slammed so hard that the hackle unraveled.
Sulphur Comparadun – This was my first time using it. Caught the first fish of the evening on it within 3 minutes of hitting the water. The Tightline video series is one of the best I’ve found.
Rusty Spinner – One of my most frequently used flies.
Caddis – Another Tightline video recipe, but there are so many out there. This was the last fly of the night that I tied on (primarily because I could still see it). I picked up 3 hungry trout looking for a meal.
Bonus: This Peacock Caddis Pattern is one of my favorites.
Dry fly season is here! Hope you’re getting out on these long evenings. Enjoy!