Monday, February 20, 2012
Another February outing
Pete (aka TROUTI) and I had the day off, so we arranged to meet up and see if we could fool some trout with the stonefly patterns I've been tying. This afternoon was not as warm as expected and between the wind and the cold water we were chilled to the bone in a couple of hours. Both Pete and I managed a pair of browns on a bead head black pheasant tail soft hackle. I tried the black pheasant tail and starling as well as the 2 fly dry with no success but swinging the soft hackle produced once again for both of us. There weren't a lot of stoneflies around and the rises were sporadic. It's as if the fish knew where I was because as soon as I got into position the fish that rose in that area would stop and fish in the area I had just left would start rising again !