12/02/12

Insects and other foods the trout should be eating:
Hatching:
1.    BWOs (Little and baetis BWOs)
2.    Little Yellow Quills
3.    Needle Stoneflies
4.    Midges

Most available/ Other types of food:
5.    Sculpin, Minnows (Streamers)
6.    Craneflies (larvae)
























Fly Fishing DVD - Part 14
After finishing our seventh DVD on fly fishing for trout, "Strategies That Catch Trout", we knew we had
covered most of the basics, but with the possible exception of "Fly Fishing For Trout In Tailwaters", almost
every subject or aspect of fly fishing for trout had only been touched on. At that point in time, we had not
achieved our goal that is clearly defined as follows:

The “Fly Fishing DVD ” video series teaches all aspects of fly-fishing from its very basics to its most
advanced levels. It was conceived and designed to bring anglers a greater knowledge of the fish they
pursue and the insects and other sources of food they survive on. As the introduction says, “You can get
your Ph.D. in fly-fishing right here”.

In other words, there was still a long way to go for one to get their Ph.D. in fly fishing from the series.
Although "Trout and Their Habitat" covered the basics of each of the different species of trout - rainbow,
brown, brook and cutthroat, much more was needed for each species. Knowing that there's a big difference
in fly fishing for trout in small streams, large rivers and still water, we decided to separate each of the species
into those categories. Although we have yet to complete our overall plan of having a large stream and still
water series involving each of the four major species of trout, we did finish the Small Stream Series.

Origination of "You Can Get Your Ph.D. In Fly-fishing Right Here"
Anyone that takes our Fly Fishing DVD Company statement or slogan literally (the wrong way) would
probably contend that it's impossible for anyone to learn that much about fly fishing. Certainly, no one could
ever learn everything there is to know about fly fishing. The idea for our slogan came from a very similar one
that's sometimes used in fly fishing. Here's the story behind it.

Several years ago, Angie and I stopped in one of the oldest fly shops in the country - "Bud Lilly's Trout Shop"
in West Yellowstone, Montana. I was talking to Dick Greene, owner of the shop, about fishing the Harriman
Ranch section of the Henry's Fork of the Snake River. I think he was probably trying to steer me away from it,
knowing it's considered highly technical water. In doing so, he said something like "you have to have a Ph.D.
in fly fishing to catch trout over there". That stuck with me and became our Fly Fishing DVD company slogan.

The first release in the "Small Stream Series", was "Fly Fishing For Small Stream Rainbow Trout". Like most
all of our other Fly Fishing DVD, this one has scenes shot on numerous small streams from coast to coast.
The Interactive DVD menu for the instructional program is as follows:

Introduction
Fly Rod Selection
Fly Line & Tippet Selection
Choosing the Right Fly
Presentations
Strategies
Rainbow Habitat
Methods
Dropper Rigs
Nymph Fishing
Dry Fly Fishing
Terrestrials
Caddisfly Hatches
Stonefly Hatches
Mayfly Hatches
Copyright 2012 James Marsh