10/27/13

Insects and other foods the trout
should be eating:
Hatching:
1.     Slate Drakes
2.     Little Yellow Stoneflies
3.     Needle Stoneflies
4.     Mahogany Duns
5.     Little Yellow Quills
6.     Great Autumn Brown Sedges
7.     Blue-winged Olives

Most available - Other types of food:
8.     Sculpin, Minnows (Streamers)



Fly Fishing School - How To Catch Fish
I've written before about the fact that most anglers want to learn to fish "the fast
and easy way". In most situations, a person's spare time is precious. They have
little of it. There are things that get in the way of fishing. Getting an educations,
earning a living, raising a family are a few of the most important things that limit the
spare time most people have for their favorite recreational activities. Most people
want to just get out there and do it. They want to catch fish from the get go.

In some cases they have the financial resources to hire a guide. The guide can
take them to where they can catch fish, select the flies they need, select the
leader and tippet for them, tie the flies on for them, show them where to cast, and
net their fish for them. I've known anglers that have gone their entire lifetime doing
just that. They consider themselves good anglers even though they have only
handled a small part of the fishing.
In essence, they have handled part of the
catching but not much of the fishing.

In other cases, the "want to be" anglers must live within a budget that doesn't allow
a few hundred bucks a day for a guide. This represents the large majority of
those wanting to catch fish. Because of the limited spare time, most people in that
situation want to short cut the learning process. They ask others where and
how they can go about catching fish. They rely on their friends, neighbors, and
tackle and fly shop salesmen. They may read a magazine about fishing, or look at
a website about fishing, or even watch a video about fishing, but that's about it.

In both scenarios, with a guide or on their own, they focus on what lure or fly to
use, what type of gear and tackle they need. They usually spend all the money
they can spare on the tackle, equipment, gear, lures or flies they need and hit the
water. Those who contracted most of the fishing responsibilities out to a guide,
usually catch some fish. Those that don't, usually have mixed results, depending
on when, where and how they went about it. If they fail, they assume they were
fishing in the wrong place, or at the wrong time, or using the wrong flies, lures, or
gear.
They never stop to think, they don't have a clue as to what they are
really trying to do.

I've seen this type of angler go for years, improving slowly, operating 100% on
what someone told them to do, using trial and error methods and relying on pure
luck.
At the very best, after a few years of trial and error, they may become
a mediocre angler
. You wouldn't know it from talking to them. In their minds, they
are good anglers. They have good days and bad days. When they don't catch
fish, they have a reason for it. The water was too hot or too cold; the sky was too
bright or it was raining; it was the wrong time of the year or day; the water was too
high or too low; or the number one excuse,
the fish were not bitting. After years
of fishing, they still don't have a clue about the real problem they have. They still
don't know exactly how they should be going about it.

The way you go about learning to fish is to first learn everything possible about
the particular species of fish it is your wanting to catch. Learn what they eat, when
they eat it, and exactly where they eat it.
KEEP IN MIND, THE WAY YOUR
GOING TO CATCH THE FISH IS BY EITHER PUTTING A HOOK IN WHAT THEY
EAT (a live or dead bait), or USING AN IMITATION OF WHAT THEY EAT
WITH A HOOK IN IT.

THEREFORE
, you need to learn everything possible about the food they eat. In
some cases, catching the fish is more of a matter of locating what they are eating
than anything else. Schools of tuna for marlin, schools of menhaden for king
mackerel, schools of shad for stripped bass, etc. In the case of trout, it is more of
a matter of
determining what they are eating, when they eat it and exactly
where in the stream they eat it.
In other words, you need to know everything
about the FOOD they eat or otherwise, you cannot possibly imitate that food well
enough to fool them.

Get it?
Copyright 2013 James Marsh
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