Since the spring opener bugs are popping and the trout are on them. Mainly caddis, Grannoms to be exact are all over and the trout are looking up. Several of my last outings I've be dry fly fishing, not once did I set-up a nymph rig. The two main patterns I've been fishing are my CDC UV Caddis (with and with out an egg sack) and Craig Mathew's of Blue Ribbon Flies, Iris Caddis (Check out Matt Grobert video Tying the Iris Caddis produced by Tim Flagler aka Tightline Productions).
I usually present the fly with a down stream reach cast and dead drift it over holding water and feeding lies, at the end of the drift I'll dance the caddis across the surface mimicking a caddis breaking through the film or a egg-layer depositing her eggs. Most of the time I'm fishing to rising fish, but I do just as well prospecting and inducing a rise.
The result is some of the best dry fly fishing I've had in years, in fact it's been HOT!
Here are some photos (trout porn) from my outings, enjoy.
|One well chewed fly.|