Thanks guys, glad you like the pics. My son is absolutely my all time best fishing buddy. From three fish total last summer, he caught 14 trout in two days this last weekend and still only fishes one nymph at a time
he got his first trout on a dry fly this trip as well.
Here's what I found to be the keys to happy landings this time...
These worked like magic in the late evenings and gave some dry fly action
Body - Yellow hairs cleaned from the yellow deer hair wing and tail
crystal flash ribing
Nymphing was primarily the ticket and the fish were generally holding in rappid and riffle sections
Red thread GRHE
Mustad #12 and same in #10 as a lead fly to weigh the rig down
when wet, this GRHE glows red and the more beating it takes the better it works as the hares mask wears off some.
and hanging off as the third fly in my rig was this little guy.
Hen neck tail and legs- I love the mottled pattern on this skin
Muskrat body & Thorax
black Danville medium wire rib
Black Goose biots and yellow foam for split casing
If I told you how many fish I caught, It wouldn't sound honest
I'm headed back on Friday the 13th for another weekend.
I hope you all are having your own luck this summer.