ABOUT CUSTOM MADE FLIES AND WHY THEY CONTINUE TO OUT FISH OTHER FLIES
If one takes the time to study fly fishing, study trout and what they eat as well as how they eat, you will understand why these custom flies catch so many fish. First off, the vast majority of what a trout eats throughout any given day occurs under the water’s surface. This is especially true for the larger trout! The fact is that everyday of a trout's life, they feed on insects that are drifting down stream on the lower water column at a perfectly natural speed that is consistent with the current. Now if you look at what fly fishing is trying to accomplish, it is to imitate that of a natural insect with your tied fly. The best way to present a fly to a trout would be to take a fly with no line attached, reach down to the bottom of the stream and let it go. That method would allow the fly to drift perfectly, the problem being of course that you need that line attached to the fly in order to set the hook and catch the fish.
The secret in these custom flies is that they allow you to fish the flies as if you were to just drop them at the bottom of a stream and let them drift naturally with the current. This is accomplished by displacing the perfect amount of weight to the fly as well as provide a perfect formed body to the fly that will allow the current to push the fly naturally. Most people who fly fish, use split shot in order to get their flies deep enough in the water column. This is a huge mistake that even professional anglers continue to make. A split shot is a condensed weight that does not have the surface area needed to allow the current to push it along the bottom of the stream naturally. Instead, you are either left with too little weight, which will not allow you to fish on the bottom where the large trout lie, or you will have the right weight to fish the bottom and will be getting stuck on every rock causing you to lose many flies. These custom flies allow you to fish the bottom without getting stuck like you would with a split shot. The flies drift naturally over the rocks because they are designed to allow the current to carry them over rocks just as live insects would. It is not uncommon to fish with the same fly all day without losing a single one.
I only fish with three nymph patterns for one simple reason, THEY WORK EVERYWHERE ALL YEAR! I set my rig with one anchor fly and one dropper fly. The anchor fly provides the weight to get the fly down and the dropper will provide additional chance at hooking up. The important thing is to have various sizes in order to have the correct amount of weight for any given fishing situation. I tie many different colors for each pattern, but the main colors are Black with Black ice, Olive Green, Brown, and Steelhead pink!
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