They correspond to a fishing trip with my friend Abel Wenetz.
I hope you like them!
I consider simplicity and subtlety in fly tying a virtue. The minimal mark that this fly draws on the surface of the water makes it very effective in special situations where trout are particularly selective. Catching them using this type of fly is a pleasure, a real prize.
Hook: Mustad 94840 or another good quality dry fly hook of your preference in size 18
Thread: Uni 8/0 White
Body and Tail: Cul de Canard feather, stripped and only leaving a couple of fibers to each side
Hackle: Silver Badger (Just one)
Dressed in her end of season colors, this beautiful brookie decided to gobble up my nymph imitation!
My son Franco has sent me several photos of his successful rainbow trout fishing at the end of the season in the river of Los Reartes in Intiyaco.
I have chosen one to share in which you can see the silver of its color. Many trout in this river are like this.
They have marks like small “x” letters that stand out against a very bright and clear background.
They are very vigorous and offer good fight.
You just arrived at the edge of your favorite stream, at the right time of the right day and you prepare to catch the fish of your dreams that you know is waiting for you just a few steps away.
An infinite blue sky clear above your head and the morning air that in the form of a cool breeze invites you to breathe deeper are your allies.
It is something that you have experienced and repeated over many years but nevertheless something inside you is reformulated and makes you feel almost like the first time you were there.
You choose with delicacy the fly in which you trust will be the best and some emotion moves you as if you were a beginner.
It is at that instant that you feel that time has stopped and you immerse yourself in the art of fly fishing with the certainty that nothing at that moment can be better.
Here is a photo gallery corresponding to a couple of visits to Achala Creek just before the end of the season. It was a successful fishing in many ways. I could prove the effectiveness of my caddis imitations in the dry fly and I also perfected my technique in the use of small nymphs. This current is truly beautiful, it has everything a fly fisherman wants for ultralight fishing. A jewel that I hope will be preserved for many more years.
I hope to catch some good end-of-season fontinalis with this little imitation of caddis. I pass the recipe:
Hook: In this case I used Rise 135 in size 18
Body: Fly tying thread UNI 8/0 white
Wing: Bunch of fibers of “Gallo de Leon” feathers (Spain)
Hackle: Dry fly quality brown feather
“Vermiculation is a surface pattern of dense but irregular lines, so called from the Latin vermiculus meaning “little worm”, because the shapes resemble worms, worm-casts or worm tracks in mud or wet sand. (Wikipedia)”
This brookie show us a remarkable design!
I am convinced that the salmonids (all of them) are the fish for fly fishing par excellence. They seem to be specially designed to enjoy them in many ways, the environments they inhabit are regularly beautiful, the way you must study to deceive them is very rich and interesting and above all, once you captured them their colors and moles captivate you most of the times.
This remarkable rainbow of the Yuspe River is an example of what I say, is not it?
Whatever the series of flies that I am tying at a certain moment in my life as a fly tyer (small streamers, classic wets, small dry flies Devaux style, etc, etc…) ,I always take a break and go back to my first love!
In this case:
Hook: Mustad 3906B (16)
Thread: Uni 8/0 white
Tail: Pheasant tail fibers
Abdomen: Same tying thread
Rib: Fine silver wire
Thorax: Hare`s hair dubbing
Wingcase: Pheasant tail fibers