01/19/10
Insects and other foods the trout may be eating:
1.   Blue-winged Olives
2.   Little Black Winter Stoneflies
3.   Streamers - matching sculpin, baitfish and small crayfish
4.   Midges

New GPS Satellite and Aerial Imagery:
I have produced instructional videos for a California based company on the
operation of GPS receivers for marine, automobile and outdoor recreational use
ever since Magellan came out with the first hand-held GPS receiver, just prior to
Desert Storm. Magellan gave me one of their very first units and I in turn gave it to a
local Orange Beach/Foley Alabama National Guard Unit to use in Iraq.  At that time,
they didn't even have all the GPS satellites up in orbit. I would have to set my alarm
clock to wake up at times the constellation was such that the receiver would find my
position, in order to capture video of it working. The system and features have
since improved to the point it is almost unbelievable as to what they can do.

This article is about some of the things GPS will do that you may not be familiar
with. Some units, especially those with highly detailed maps, are quite useful for fly
fishing purposes. Check the new
raster-based imagery.

Basics of Fly Fishing - Trout Food Series - Mayflies - Part 8
This article continues with the Blue-winged Olive nymphs. Yesterday, I mainly
covered the type of water these mayfly nymphs are found in. Trout can be taken
year-round on imitations of these nymphs because unlike clinger nymphs, they can
only avoid being eaten by their ability to quickly dart and hide behind rocks and
other obstructions.

In reviewing yesterday's article, I discovered that I wrote that they could swim like
minnows but that they usually only darted from about six inches to a couple of feet. I
don't know where I came up with that. They cannot dart a couple of feet. I guess I
meant that would be about as far as one would travel darting around. They actually
dart from about two inches up to 6 or maybe 8 inches at a time at the most. I wanted
to correct that.
This article deals with imitating them.

Copyright 2010 James Marsh