Friday, November 8, 2013

FA Nymph

Description: When mayfly hatches are heavy and trout are rising everywhere, anglers' first choice is most likely dry-fly dun imitation as it seems so apparent. However, if one observes rise-forms carefully, one should be able to tell "not every trout is breaking the surface with its nose", rather "rising with dorsal fin and tail breaking the surface". In this case, trout are most likely keying on ascending nymphs. Rather than chasing fluttering duns on the surface, capturing the mass of ascending nymphs right in front of their mouths is much more energy efficient for trout. And this will tempt you but, oftentimes large individuals of the rising group in that particular spot will do that. Besides, when too many duns are on the water and it's hard to have trout choose your flies, offer them a different stage of mayfly on the same feeding level. Oftentimes this can solve the problem.

Spending another set of observation & experimentation days at DePuy's Spring Creek (www.depuyspringcreek.com), this theory and pattern of mine are gladly proven by selective trout. FA stands for "Floating & Ascending". But also it implicates an attractive FA Player who is anticipating for a lucrative "hook-up" (in our cases, trout).

Use of this fly should NOT be limited only at spring creeks. It surely works during any mayfly hatches at any big rivers as well.
PMD Light Olive: Size 16 & 18
PMD Nymph brown: Size 16 & 18 

BWO (Baetis) Gray-Olive: Size 18, 20, 22
BWO (Baetis) Olive: Size 18, 20, 22

 Sulphur: Size 18 & 20

Need I say more?

Specify color (species) and sizes when you order.
Price: $2.25 each

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