CaseyP on Dec 18, 2008December 18th, 2008, 6:59 am EST
y'know, this spring i tied up a whole box of caddis from large to small, tan to black, and a few larvae and sparkle caddis as well. it was neat having whatever i needed, and after a while i knew which ones to make more of. this winter it's going to be a box of small mayflies with "blue" wings and every sort of body color, and some nymphs and emergers as well. and after a while...
thanks a lot for unravelling that little puzzle for me. those bugs i'd seen on the stream in cooler weather were seldom "blue"--and now i know why, or at least that it's really so.