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TXfly 11-17-2008 03:25 PM

Hello! new to forum...
 
I'm new here, so i figured i'd say hey to everyone....

I was reading a few different articles in Fly Fusion Magazine yesterday and started wondering about the saying "85% of a trout's feeding habits are subsurface..."

I know this is definitely true for almost everywhere i've ever had the chance to fish (mostly western Colorado, Texas, and Southern Nebraska) but does this percentage have a tendency to change significantly over the seasons of the year?

oh and this is specifically referring to trout....

thanks, and good to meet you guys

Frank Whiton 11-17-2008 03:36 PM

Re: Hello! new to forum...
 
Hi TXfly,

Welcome to the forum. We are glad you found us and look forward to your participation.

Obviously if your water has a heavy hatch on the surface you will probably catch more on the surface. Other times you may do better sub-surface. Your water has a lot to do with it. In the high Serra's there are many small streams and I always fished with drys all season long. Never did see a hatch on the water but the dry flies worked. In this case it may have been a combination of thin water and a very short season.

Frank

TXfly 11-17-2008 05:47 PM

Re: Hello! new to forum...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Frank Whiton (Post 38795)
Hi TXfly,

Welcome to the forum. We are glad you found us and look forward to your participation.

Obviously if your water has a heavy hatch on the surface you will probably catch more on the surface. Other times you may do better sub-surface. Your water has a lot to do with it. In the high Serra's there are many small streams and I always fished with drys all season long. Never did see a hatch on the water but the dry flies worked. In this case it may have been a combination of thin water and a very short season.

Frank

sounds great! it was good to meet you and thanks for the advice

Cayn 11-17-2008 07:52 PM

Re: Hello! new to forum...
 
Hey there,

I guess it's just what you like to fish is all that matters. 100% fun.


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