07/12/11
Insects and other foods the trout may be eating:
1.    Blue-winged Olives
2  .  Cinnamon Caddis (mostly Abrams Creek)
3.    Little Sister Caddis (mostly Abrams Creek)
4.    Cream Cahills
5.    Sulphurs
6.    Little Yellow Stoneflies
7.    Little Green Stoneflies
8.    Slate Drakes
9. .  Streamers (Sculpin, Minnows)
10.  Inch Worms
11.  Grasshoppers
12.  Ants
13.  Beetles

New Low Price/Generic/Attractor Flies and Why They're Low Priced
Although we have Perfect Flies that are far superior to any generic flies that are sold
by fly shops and various on-line vendors, we also offer most of the standard, age old
generic fly patterns. We do this for two reasons. One reason is we want to have the
flies that anglers want regardless of their preferences but the main  reason is to show
that our fly prices are as reasonably priced as anyone's.

It's a fact that when people search the web for anything, they average looking at a
web page for only a few seconds. Many web professionals content that on the
average this time is only about 5 seconds. Some anglers searching the web for flies,
especially those looking for a low price, click on one of our site's pages, see that our
Perfect Fly prices usually range from $1.95 to $2.25, and instantly get the impression
our fly prices are high. Many of them leave the site in a matter of a few seconds
without any further consideration as to why the prices are higher than the many
discount on-line stores. Well, following is an example of why they are a little higher.    

Kaufmann's Stimulator
We recently added two new generic flies to our selection. The first one is the
stimulator, a fly designed by Randall Kaufmann. Randall was the original owner of an
Oregon Fly Shop that recently went out of business. According to Jim Slattery, anther
fly tier, he designed the original fly getting his ideas from the age old Sofa Pillar fly.
Kaufmann pushed the fly to imitate the Western Salmonfly. Later the colors were
varied to imitate any and every stonefly. This fly will catch trout. I doubt there's every
been a fly tied that wouldn't catch a trout. The question becomes how well it performs.
Provided the trout only get a quick, short glimpse of this fly, they may well take it for a
stonefly. This only happens in fast water.

Sometimes stoneflies deposit their eggs in fast water, especially in fast pocket water
type streams, but it's also true that they deposit them in slower moving water such as
pockets, the heads and tail ends of pools, and other moderate to slow water areas.
Even when stoneflies are laying eggs in fast water, the trout often get a good look at
them when they happen to get caught in the current seams, eddies, pockets and
anywhere the trout is capable of getting a good look at the fly, real or fake. This is
especially true when it comes to Little Yellow Stoneflies or Yellow Sallies. It's usually
always the case for Little Green Stoneflies which are hatching in the Smokies at this
particular time. They usually deposit their eggs in the tail-outs of pools. Keep in mind,
stoneflies do not hatch in the water. The only time the adults get in the water is when
the females are depositing their eggs of the males just happen to fall in the water
rather than land.

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Yellow Stimulator: We sell this fly in several hook sizes for $.99 each and that
includes shipping.



Yellow Neversink Caddis:
How a caddisfly imitation got to be used for a stonefly imitation is beyond me but some
anglers use it for just that. The original Neversink Caddis was a fly designed years
ago for imitating caddisflies on the Neversink River in New York. This was before
anyone knew one caddisfly species from the next. At that time caddisflies were just
described as brown ones, green ones, etc. Some fly shops and anglers are still that
uneducated when it comes to caddisflies.

This is the original Neversink Caddis in a yellow color. As you can see, it had an elk
wing and hackle tied on a foam body. This particular version was tied by our own tiers
and will soon be available on for $.79 each including shipping. We are adding it to the
list so that interested anglers can purchase a much better fly at the same price than
the one show below it that's currently available.

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Original Neversink Caddis Coming Soon at $.79 each delivered


Below is the cheap, modified version of a Neversink Caddis that's being sold by many
mom and pop fly shops that's tied in a foreign country under the name of Holly Flies, a
wholesale fly company. It's nothing more than a square cut piece of foam with an elk
hair wing and some hackle. I guess it's a stonefly, caddisfly or whatever anyone wants
it to be. It looks more like a grass hopper to me. This was Holly Flies way of getting the
cost down so they, their reps and the fly shops could sell the fly at about a buck and
half and make a profit under the rapidly changing fly fishing gear and fly business.

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Fly Shop Version Neversink Caddis; We have in a #16 hook size for $.79 each
including shipping


Perfect Fly Little Yellow Stonefly Adult (Yellow Sally)
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This fly has a foam body, shaped like the real ones, raffia wings, mono eyes, antenna
and legs that move and return to their original shape when bent. It comes in a hook
size 14, the size of the real ones.
They are available for $2.25 each including shipping.


The Bottom Line
I will assure you that if you just stick a hook through a small piece of foam and
cast it in fast water when and where Little Yellow Stoneflies are depositing their eggs,
you will eventually catch a trout on it.

If you use the Fly Shop poor imitations of a caddisfly or stonefly shown above, you will
catch more than you would using just the hook in a piece of foam.

If you use the original Neversink Caddis for the Little Yellow stonefly imitation, you will
probably catch a few more than using the cheap fly shop version.

If you use our Perfect Fly Little Yellow Stonefly imitation,
you will catch more than
you will using any other fly made, regardless of where you are fishing.

Keep in mind that fish are not fooled by your expensive fly rod, fly reel or your fly line.
They are fooled by the fly. The more your fly looks and acts like what the fish are
eating, the better your chances of success regardless of where you are fishing.

Brook Trout Streams - Part 17
It's the time of year when the high elevation streams really become important, so for the next few
days I will be pointing out some high elevation brook trout streams (and some not so high), many of
which you may be familiar with and some you may not be familiar with.

Coming again tomorrow

Copyright 2011 James Marsh