Re: Willow Flies

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Posted by Kerry Grissett on July 17, 2006 at 23:09:25:

In Reply to: Re: Willow Flies posted by WTL on July 17, 2006 at 22:40:50:

It really isn't surprising in this heat. You may have passed a good hatch because you didn't see any flying around. In the middle of the day, especially in this heat, they will tend to group and cluster in shady trees and anywhere else that might be a little cooler. If you aren't really paying attention you may not even notice a very large hatch. My experience tells me that early in the morning and late in the evening and into the night are the best times for flying hatches and not all of them produce fish in any numbers or quality.

Look for darker than normal (for this time of year) patches on trees and bushes, rocks, etc. It may seem that the shadows are simply deeper along one bank or line of trees overhanging the water. Of course, if you are right close to the bank, you will most likely see them, but running on plane at any speed and distanced from the bank enough it can be very hard to notice them unless they are flying/swarming and you are REALLY looking for them.

Oh well, that's how I used to find them. (grin)

Good luck and good fishin'

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