On the Board
by Michael Prybis
I got my yarn and needed to tie up a quick fly for the challenge. I decided to tie a fly I have had good success with in other patterns. I tied up a blue killer caddis using the fly yarn as dubbing for the head. I used blue silver lined glass beads for the body.
I had an event to attend in Brookville, Indiana on Saturday and decided to hit the tailwater to try for some trout. Well my trout fishing was a big strike out. Everyone I talked to did not land any. I only seen them in one pool and they where rising but I could not get a bite what so ever.
I decided to hit the retention ponds Sunday 7th of April to redeem the skunk. The day was windy and the bite was slow and light to start. Even with the smallest foam strike indicator I had problems detecting the takes. I had to work for the ones I caught but ended the day with about 20 fish landed. Forgot to take pics of all of them but I did get a few. Here are the ones I got and the pic of the fly. Sorry for the poor photo of the fly. Will have to try to get a better pic of it.
“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” – Benjamin Franklin
"Study to be quiet." - Izaak Walton 1653
"Be sure in casting, that your fly fall first into the water, for if the line fall first, it scares or frightens the fish..." Col. Robert Venables 1662
As age slows my pace, I will become more like the heron.
The hooks are sharp.
The coffee's hot.
The fish are slippery when wet.
Beware of the Dogma