Wed 17 Oct 2007
A nice day staying at home out of the thunderstorms and tying a few flies. Picutured here is a new one I am using modelled off one that Chris from Judges Pool motel gave me last year in a certain spot for a certain situation that was kicking butt! I have altered the pattern by using silver tinsel for ribbing, black squirrel tail for the tail – cerci, a couple of wraps of lead for weight dyed black hare guard hair for dubbing instead of rabbit fur and rubber legs. The fly has a pearl mylar wing case and is tyed on size 10 hooks – I use Kamasan 175 10’s. The fly has been bringing more than its share of fish in amongst some time tested and tried patterns so it is cerainly worth tying a few. What the trout are taking them for I can only speculate, maybe black stoneflys – Austroperla Cyrene – or maybe though it doesn’t look much like them, Colobriscus Humerlaris mayfly nymphs. It may just be that to a trout it just looks insecty and tasty with plenty of supernormal factors on the fly – exagerated insect features.
Barometer: Steady low
Cloud/Wind: Windy, cloudy, some heavy downpours and thunder storms today
River Conditions: Dirty
Recommended Flies: The one pictured and described here