Originally Posted by williamhj
They wanted the sound of all the pellets hitting I guess.
That's exactly right
I worked at large trout hatchery and I tell people this all the time.
It's not the pellets themselves, it's the sound of them hitting the water that the hatchery fish respond to.
Using a pellet fly isn't going to help you catch a stocked trout.
When I ran the state "pay-to-fish" ponds I'd sometimes "chum" for young new fly fisher-kids.
I'd throw out a handful of trout chow and have them cast into the center of it.
It didn't matter what fly they used. Only that they cast into where the fish had focused their attention.
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Here's one of the ponds with the hatchery in the background