Re: Identifying fly patterns
Mike: Another aid to picking fly patterns is to see if you can find a hatch chart for the river you are fishing, sometimes those can be obtained by searching online or visiting local fly shops. Your local fly shop should also be able to clue you in on what is working at any particular time. If you know anyone else in your area that fly fishes they can also be a big help, that is one reason we always recommend looking to see if there is a local fly fishing club in the area. By joining the local club you will have opportunities to talk with folks that fish in that area and you might be able to get someone to help mentor you. Having someone with local knowledge is a huge step in the right direction in determining what fly patterns to use at different times of the year. Best of luck!