Opening weekend can be a tough time for resident trout fishing. And it can remain tough until the water warms enough that insect life becomes extremely active after a long winter. One type of fly that I always make sure to have in my fly box for the beginning of the season is an assortment of micro streamers. I find these tend to bring fish out of hiding when the water is still cold, and brook trout in particular seem to really like them. [singlepic id=18 w=500 float=center] Hook size 10 wet fly hook Thread 6/0 black Body copper wire Wing & Tail Black rabbit strip sliced very thin Head thread
Wooley Buggers can be used anywhere for any species. Because they suggest such a wide variety of food items, it doesn’t matter if you are fishing bass in a lake, or brookies in a creek, wooly buggers can sometimes be the ticket to a very successfull day on the water. Depending on what type of insect or other species you are trying to immitate, wooly buggers do a fine job of tricking fish into believing they are dragonfly nymphs, leeches & minnows. Very simple to tie, and I’d recommend to anyone who fly fishes that this be one fly that always has a place in your fly box. [singlepic id=24 w=625] Tying Materials: Hook Streamer hook size 6-12 Thread uni
Want to learn a little about fly fishing for brown trout in the rain, or in high, muddy water conditions? This article takes a look at a couple of methods to try when you think the water is to high and dirty, or you can try this when there don’t seem to be very many active fish moving about.