Insects and other foods the trout may be eating:
1. Blue-winged Olives
3. Little Yellow Stoneflies
4. Slate Drakes
5. Cream Cahills - hatching in Isolated locations
6. Little Yellow Quills
7. Needle Stoneflies
11. Crane Flies
13. Streamers - matching sculpin, baitfish and small crawfish
The Perfect Fly McGinty Wet Fly Classic Nymph
Serious bream and trout anglers should both be interested in our new Perfect Fly
McGinty Wet Fly Classic Nymph. This killer fly looks, acts and feels like (if grabbed
hold of just right) a wasp.
This time honored fly is available in hook sizes 10 and 12, along with our other
Perfect Fly Bream and Panfish flies on this page of our website. It also works
great for trout, as well as: rock bass, bream, shell crackers, bluegills, panfish,
crappie, goggle eyes, blue-eared sunfish, perch, smallmouth bass, trout and more
trout and many other species of fish that exist in the streams, creeks, branches,
backwaters, lakes, ponds and other types of water - I think. Actually, to be honest, I
have never used the fly and only know one thing for certain about it. It was
requested by several of our good customers from all across the country.
Mr. Charles McGinty, a long time close friend of mine-well okay-a very new friend of
mine, came up with this fly in 1883. Mr. McGinty was from Chicago and developed
the fly for bass. He must have tied it is a hook size 0, if he expected to catch the size bass I
catch. Anyway, it turned out that it caught more trout than bass.
Why does this fly work? Why is it so requested? By the way, I am serious about this.
The anglers that ask us for it all say it looks and acts like a wasp or possibly, a
bumble bee. I think I remember reading on a blog where this guy tossed one of
them in Little River and almost caught (lost it when it broke water within a few feet
from his feet) a 23 1/4 inch rainbow trout. I cannot verify that or remember for
certain which blog I read that on.
Honestly, I don't know anything about the fly other than Mr. McGinty, excuse me,
our Perfect Fly fly tiers did a good job tying about thirty dozen for us to keep our
customers happy. If anyone knows anything else, please let us know.
Copyright 2009 James Marsh