Wednesday, August 19, 2015
You do however get the idea. Buggy.
It is the white mayfly hatch around here. The Huron has spit out a few that I see here in the evening and the waters up north - where trout live - will be hatching by weekend. They've been seeing a few last week.
This is a wet version. Mustad 94840 on which I've yet to pinch down the barb. Size 16.
Tail is a few Lady Amber Pheasant that I have lying around. No salmon flies this year so I'll sacrifice one Lady Amber for two dozen of these guys.
Body is Wotton SLF in white. Hackle is a Cul-De-Canard in Light dun. Thread is a Pearsall silk in yellow.
Looks like hell and my photography doesn't help. Looks buggy in the water, though. I have to trim some of the longer CDC strands back. It gets "gummy" if you don't. The long CDC will wrap up on the tippet.
I want to make a trout dash on Saturday but vocational obligations negate it.
Opportunity is the only currency that matters in the end. It is how we're paid for a lifetime of effort. Every time.
Hope your fish are rising.