Saturday, February 18, 2012
I've been waiting for an afternoon to get out and try out some of the stonefly soft hackles I have been tying. With temperatures predicted to be in the mid to upper 40's this afternoon seemed like a good opportunity. When I arrived there was a rise here and there and an odd stonefly. I decided I would swing a classic winged leadwing coachmen trailing and a gun metal beadhead black pheasant tail soft hackle. I swung across where I saw the first rise and quickly picked up a little hold-over brown on the black pheasant tail soft hackle. This afternoon the phesant tail was the fly of choice and even though there weren't a lot of stoneflies around I still managed to pick up a few.