I didn't mind at all...
My wife and I were on Ridley Creek, and the trout were swimming right up
to within 2 feet of us! We threw everything I could think of, but nothing
worked. A guy in his early 20's was stringing up his rod, and asked how we
were doing. After telling him, he said that he had cleaned up on Zebra midges
a week ago, but had lost the box that he kept his Zebras in. I offered him
a handful of the #18 Zebras I had, he tied one on, and proceeded to catch
one trout after another! He had one that was just under 17", and told me
to come and fish the riffle where he was standing. I was just about hypothermic after being there for 3 hours, but did manage to miss several
The guy told me that some seasoned vets
had shown him that riffle and the
Zebras the week before, and said that the guys would take turns casting into the narrow stretch. This guy (Dave) took some really nice fish there, and it
was quite satisfying that he did it with flies that I tied. There was a guy
fishing that spot for a couple hours before Dave showed up, and he caught
nothing. Dave asked him what he used, and he said everything except
Zebras. It only took Dave about two minutes to hook into his first solid trout!
With the exception of a chub on a Zebra, I didn't catch anything. Next time
I'll start with the Zebras in that
Every have anything like that happen?
Dave's gear was less than bargain basement: plastic reel, no-name 8' 6wt rod....junk
. Just goes to show.....