Spence, Feather55, Martinif, Thanks for the welcome.
In Spence's request about the land that I'm from I'll tell you this. There is so much water here that it is staggering to say the least. You could not fish all of it in your lifetime, it’ just not possible. In Northern California we have some major rivers like the Sacramento, Feather, Truckee, Yuba, And the American. Each one of these rivers has branches, especially the Feather and the Yuba. Each of these branches and the main river has hundreds of tributaries that flow into them, all fishable, all holding wild trout. The Northern Sierra is an awesome land, clean granite, and lush green coniferous forests, littered with wild beasts, and critters beyond belief. Yeah, there is a big population here but many do not appreciate the wilderness, and with that, solitude and willing fish to the dry fly is always available. Wild flowers beyond belief, super hatches, and adventure is a common thing for those that look. As a native Northern Californian, I take real pride in this land and what it can share with us, and what it can teach. It is an awesome part of this place we call earth.
As far as bug Identification and behavior, I have found this philosophy to be true. Never put rules, limits, and timing on Mother Nature. She’ll hand you your ass and break all the rules, not some of the time, but all of the time. Every day is different, and those anglers who can adapt and change, lead a more successful trip on the water. – J.
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