12/13/13

Insects and other foods the trout
should be eating:

Hatching:
1.     Blue-winged Olives
2.     Midges

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





Whatever Hits Me - Cry Baby Anglers
Doing some updates on the major streams on our Perfect fly website yesterday, I
noticed nothing seems to be right for anyone that fly fishes in the entire United
States. For example, on many of the steelhead streams along the northwestern
coastline, right when the big wild fish should be moving in, most everyone is
complaining about low water and the lack of rain. They pray for floods to bring the
fish in and then pray for it to drop down fast to where they can wade the water to
catch them.

In the entire northern part of the country, one cold front after another is either just
passed or headed their way bringing sub freezing temperatures (depending on the
longitude) and it isn't even Winter yet. It is still Fall. Fly fishing through the ice
hasn't taken off yet.

In the Great Lakes area, steelhead anglers are either seeing the big fish in the
low, clear water of the pools and other holding areas and can't get them to take a
fly, or they are complaining about blizzards. They want rain and high water and get
snow. When that happens, they complain about it being too cold to fish. According
to the west coast steelheaded nuts, the Great Lakes guy are "babies".

In the southeast, with the recent nationwide low temperatures, about the only place
fly fishing for trout is practical, everyone is complaining about high water. Yes,
warm weather in the late Fall brings with it "precipitation" and those fishing the
freestones or the tailwaters are never satisfied. They won't it nice and warm but
with good water levels and discharge rates. They want to change nature.

In the southwest, Arizona and New Mexico mostly, things are in great shape. The
nice warm weather and good stream levels in the lowlands are excellent but all the
wealthy visiting fly anglers complain about fishing where the crowds are. They want
to fish in a secluded setting not realizing when they leave Sedona they will
encounter either three feet of snow or desert where there is no water.

I want to yell, "either shut up complaining and learn to catch fish in the world we
live in, or fish the kiddie pools at the upcoming fishing and boating shows".
Copyright 2013 James Marsh
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