I have been finding that a small elk hair sedge pattern works well, but last night, despite a considerable gathering of spinners above the water, it was a para-aphid in a size 24 that winkled out a few fish. Fished on a long leader, a bright orange wing post helps you to identify the path of the fly, especially through the foam lines - an ideal place for fish to sit and target their food, travelling over head.
|A lovely, leopard printed brown trout is returned|
|A clearing stream|
|The river is clear, but still and good 12" above usual|
|A small fish on a #1 rod|
I like to tie my para-aphids on a Varivas 2200BL-B hook:
|A size 24 para-aphid; works as a gnat / ant imitation too|
|Fish of all sizes are tempted!|
Now off to tie some clousers in preparation for some bass fishing... from #24 to #2!