Fly tying season is upon us!
Well as hunting season draws to a close and the weather (is supposed to be) getting colder, I turn to my fly tying equipment to stock the boxes for the spring and early summer seasons. I did fairly well with a number of new patterns both in the spring and mid-late summer as I tied more specific patterns for the areas I fish.
This past year I did specifically well on a couple patterns.
Les' Lemon Cahill Emergers,
Light cahill emergers (with my own modification for stream matching)
Those three probably caught me more fish when nobody else was catching anything. The light cahill emerger, specifically, completely salvaged a trip which I thought was going to have a poor catch. Once I tied on that fly I started catching fish left and right.
Generally when I tie a new pattern I only tie three of a couple different sizes. I went through almost every fly as each one got so chewed up. Some of those flies were hardly distinguishable as to what they were until the fish quit hitting.
I was almost ready to scrap the thought of fishing those days until I tied those flies on.
Therefore I am adding the three above to my "necessaries" and hope that they will also produce next year.
Has anybody else started a list of what you're going to tie for the upcoming season? Care to share your ideas?
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