11/07/09
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 crayfish
9.   Midges

Fly Fishing for Trout - Instructional Videos (DVD) - Part  12
Continued from yesterday

The success of "Fly Fishing Great Smoky Mountains National Park" told us anglers
wanted to see destination type fly fishing programs. It also told us the price of $50
for 4 hours of video was feasible. The first few months of the Smoky Mountains
program being on the market told us that a DVD done on the single most popular fly
fishing destination in the nation - Yellowstone, would also be successful.

There were two problems that we immediately thought of. At the time we had six
years of experience fishing the streams inside Yellowstone National Park but during
each of those years, we had not only fished the streams in the park, we had fished
many other streams outside the park in the Yellowstone area. We had to make a
decision on exactly which streams we would include in the video - only those inside
the park or include those in what is usually referred to as Yellowstone Country.

Each trip was at least a month long (one was two months long) but again less than
half of the time was spent inside the park. When we reviewed our tape logs, it
dawned on us that we had spent little time on some of the streams in the park. We
also knew that including streams like the Madison, Yellowstone, Henry's Fork, etc.,
that were outside of the National Park would be covering far too much. It would take
a video on each of those streams to just begin to cover part of the subject matter
very well.  

We decided to limit our content to those stream inside the park. After all, that was
2500 miles of trout streams. The following year we made two trips to Yellowstone,
each targeted to fish during the times we had not fished during previous trips. We
spent just over a month fishing only the streams inside Yellowstone National Park
that year. That isn't an easy thing to do. For example, when you know the action is
red hot on the Madison below Hebgen Lake, it's very tempting to head there and
ignore fishing a stream in the park that isn't doing very well at the time. To cover the
subject right, we were very aware we had to cover the streams in the park during
the entire season.

The result was, just over a year after we released the Smoky Mountains DVD, we
released
Fly Fishing Yellowstone National Park. It was our second 2 Disc, 4 hour
long DVD release. Any day now, it will become our best selling DVD, even though it
has only be out a relatively short time.


Copyright 2009 James Marsh