Willow Fly Madness

Wrestling with monster flies is part of fish and bird culture this time of year on the Gunnison and other Colorado rivers. “To hear the frenzied chatter in fly shops, you would think Pteronarcys californicasalmonfly, great black stonefly, big stone – drives monster trout so crazy they throw themselves into anglers’ arms.” Ed Dentry notes that although it’s tempting to throw huge dry flies, nymphs still catch most of the fish in a “willow fly” hatch. In the Rocky Mountain News.

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