10/23/09
Insects and other foods the trout may be eating:
1.   Blue-winged Olives
2.   Great Brown Autumn Sedge
3.   Slate Drakes
4.   Little Yellow Quills
5.   Needle Stoneflies
6.   Crane Flies
7.   Helligramite
8.   Streamers - matching sculpin, baitfish and small crawfish
9.   Midges

New - Old Flies
Continuing on from yesterday's article about the new Streams Section of our
Perfect Fly website, I thought we would mention and show some of the new to the
site, old standard flies we have added. I probably know as little as anyone that has
ever fly fished about the history of various fly patterns, so this will be short. We
recently  added several standard, generic, attractor type flies to our store simply to
accommodate those that want to use them and to show that our prices are as low
as anyone that sells flies.

The Bitch Creek:
All I can determine for certain about this fly, is that the Bitch Creek was originated in
Montana. Some say it was designed to imitate the Little Brown Stonefly and others
say it isn't suppose to imitate something good to eat. That is close to the definition
of an "attractor" fly, so I guess that is what it is. There are still some of them in one
of my original fly boxes that I have had for a few years and I really don't think I have
ever used one. It is a woven fly pattern, which is not the easiest to tie fly there is, so
our price of $.79 each (no shipping) should be a very good price for this fly.

Elk Hair Caddis:
Mr. Al Troth, a very famous Dillion, Montana guide and commercial fly tier came up
with the
Elk Hair Caddis. It is probably the most famous of all caddisfly patterns. I
have used them and will go so far as to say that if they are used at the right time
and place, they can be effective. They work better in fast moving water than
moderate to slow moving water. We have them in several colors (yellow, green,
brown, olive, tan and black) and hook sizes of 14, 16 and 18. They are only $.79
each delivered right to your front door.

Royal Trude:
The Royal Trude is a modification of the famous Royal Coachman Wet fly. It was
originated for grayling and trout but has been used for about everything that swims
at one time or another. No sense in me repeating the $.79 price, since all of the
flies I will mention in this article are that same low price, and again that is delivered,
mind you.

Royal Coachman Wet Fly:
Yes, we have the original one, the Royal Coachman Wet Fly also. There doesn't
appear to be very much difference in it and the Royal Trude as far as I can tell,
except that one is a dry fly and the other a wet fly. I did fish with a gentleman from
Knoxville that caught several trout on the North River on this fly a few years ago, so
I am aware that they can fool a hungry trout.

We have added several new, old midge flies to the lineup, such as the Brassie,
Serendipity, Disco Midge, WD 40 and others. I will get into the other new old flies in
the upcoming articles. Meantime, if any of you want to help me out and add some
information about any of these new old flies, please let me hear from you.

If you want to use the very best flies available, then you should try our Perfect Flies.







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