06/04/10
Insects and other foods the trout may be eating:
1.    Blue-winged Olives
2.    Little Short Horned Sedges
3.    American March Browns
4.    Cinnamon Sedges (Caddisflies) (Abrams Creek)
5.    Green Sedges (Caddisflies)
6.    Little Sister Caddisflies (Abrams Creek)
7.    Eastern Pale Evening Duns
8.    Sulphurs
9.    Little Yellow Stoneflies -Yellow Sallies
10.  Slate Drakes
11.  Giant Stoneflies
12.  Light Cahills
13.  Little Green Stoneflies
14.  Golden Stoneflies
15.  Ants
16.  Inchworms
17.  Beetles
18.  Grasshoppers
19.  Hellgrammite
20.  Cranefly
21.  Sculpin, baitfish and small crayfish (Imitate with streamers)

Little Green Stonefly - Nymph
The Little Green Stonefly nymph is the most important stage of the hatch. Trout can
be taken on the egg laying adults but not near as effectively as the nymphs during
the time these stoneflies are hatching. Like all stonefly nymphs, these crawl out of
the water to hatch. They do this mostly during the very late afternoons and early
evenings. They tend to seek the nearest slower moving, calm water close to their
normal fast water habitat to hatch. It is rare you will find their shucks on banks where
the water is swift against the bank.

You will notice that the Golden stoneflies start to hatch about the same time in many
places. Also, the Little Yellow Stoneflies, including the Yellow Sally, hatch during the
same time period that the Little Green Stoneflies hatch. I think that is one reason
little attention is paid to the Little Green Stoneflies and the other main reason is that
some of the species are confused by anglers as Little Yellow Stoneflies or Yellow
Sallies. Some of them appear more yellow than they do green but they are
Chloroperilidae species.

With all the other stonefly activity going on when the Little Greens start to hatch, it
definitely pays to fish an imitation of a stonefly nymph. As with most other stoneflies,
you should imitate the nymphs migrating from their normal habitat to the banks or
rocks with adjacent slow moving water. The main thing to remember, is to keep the
imitation on the bottom. I would not use a strike indicator. You cannot keep the
nymph on the bottom using an indicator. Weight it down and use a down and across
presentation allowing the fly to swing all the way to the bank.



















New Saltwater Flats Fly:
Another new saltwater flats fly that we have come up with is what I call our "Perfect
Fly" Brown Prawn. Again, a prawn is just another name for a shrimp. This particular
one imitates a brown shrimp or brown prawn which are very common in all the
simi-tropical waters including the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Pacific Oceans. It has
heavy dumbbell lead eyes that help keep it on the bottom. The hair and feathers
move with the current and provide a realistic effect. The fly is very durable and
produces in shallow and deep water if additional weight is added.

We found this fly to be great for redfish on both the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico
coast as well as speckled and sea trout. We have had several guides and anglers
test the fly during the past year and all of them gave good reports about its
effectiveness. We look forward to additional reports from new customers.
As you can see, the
Little Green Stonefly
Nymph isn't green. It
is brown. This is our
"Perfect Fly" Little
Green Stonefly
Nymph that comes in
a hook size 16
"Perfect Fly" Brown Prawn. This fly comes in hook sizes 2 and 4