The giant Salmonflies of the Western mountains are legendary for their proclivity to elicit consistent dry-fly action and ferocious strikes.
I once heard of a study where two flies were presented to fish , one with 5 legs and one with 7 legs. The one with 5 legs was eaten repeatedly while the one with 7 was ignored.
Westco thanks for taking the time to comment . The title of this post was my attempt at humor.I literally tied a "FLY" .
I once heard of a study where two flies were presented to fish , one with 5 legs and one with 7 legs. The one with 5 legs was eaten repeatedly while the one with 7 was ignored. I don't know if this is actualy true or not . I tend not to believe those that spout certianties about fish. And try to stay away from words like allways and never. Fish are the best judges of our flies .They will either take it or leave it. Find out for yourself what the fish where you live will eat, what color, what size . Find out if they prefer impressionistic or imatative patterns.And just when you think you have them all figured out something will change and the flies that worked last week wont get a second look.
But this is why we all tie more than just olive wooley buggers. We continue to stretch our imagination and skill to try and find a pattern that will work when others wont.I don't know if my patterns are getting me closer or farther away , but I'm having fun and fool a fish from time to time in the process.Thanks again for your comments, Fred