08/11/11
Insects and other foods the trout may be eating:
1.    Blue-winged Olives (Little Eastern BWOs)
2.    Mahogany Duns
3.    Cream Cahills
4.    Little Yellow Stoneflies (Little Summer Stones)
5.    Little Green Stoneflies
6.    Slate Drakes
7. .  Sculpin, Minnows (streamers)
8.    Inch Worms
9.    Grasshoppers
10.  Ants
11.  Beetles
12.  Craneflies
13.  Flying Ants

Some Of My Thoughts About Fly Fishing's Top Marketing
Goof Ups
I just noticed a new ad by Rio, makers of fly line, leaders, tippets and anything else
they think anyone will purchase. It's a new Spey Line with Scandi Grace, yet it has
Skagit Power. The new Rio Scandi Short VersiTip is touted to be a cross between the
Scandi Head and the Scandi Heavy Tip. I think it is mostly designed for complete idiots
dumb enough to fall for the poorest marketing effort I think I've ever read.

Redington's new "Hot News' is they are going to sell direct via the Internet. My first
thought was they finally woke up but then I read on to find that the reason they give
for it is that "it will keep them in touch with the customer's buying habits". They also
plan on selling to dealers and dealers are suppose to be dense enough to buy that
line. That may just be the biggest fib ever put in writing by a fly fishing company.

Simms new news isn't just that they are going to have a new line of FELT SOLE
wading shoes that spread aquatic disease like sex spreads aids. They are going big
time in the clothing business with new everything you can possibly wear fly fishing.
Apparently their new relationship with the China is going great.

St. Croix has a new fly fishing rod that will change your life the ad says. It's the new
High Stick Drifter. It was developed by Kelly Galloup, a self proclaimed streamer
fishing expert. No, I don't think you high stick streamers but I guess you could. I didn't
know Kelly had the time to leave the small fly shop and motel he manages on the
Madison River long enough to learn how to high stick, but I guess he did. I wonder
how he goes about choosing between casting one of the many wild streamers he has
designed or high stickin. Both have little to do with his book on cripples, or at least I
don't think they do.

Orvis has a new fly rod, or I'm not sure if it's new or if it's a new ad, but this one is
designed to "optimize short, precise cast":. How can you optimize a precise cast? If it
is precise, it seems it's as good as it can be. I don't get it. I guess it's similar to their
"Super Strong" leaders. Their Super Strong 5X tippet is so strong I use it for both
bream and world record tarpon. Why use anything else?

I have a recommendation for those married guys who wear Twintail clothing
company's new fly fishing hat with "get some tail" on the front of it. Make sure you
don't have any loaded guns around the house when you return from a fishing trip.

Copyright 2011 James Marsh