Fly of the Month: Transparants

OK, the dog days of summer have come and gone — evenings might even be leaning toward brisk where you fish — and the secret hopper pattern isn’t producing. But water temps won’t drop enough to produce a consistent BWO hatch for another few weeks. What now?
How about an ant pattern? This week Joe Grobarek provides our first weekly Fly of the Month installment with his look at Transparants. As Joe notes, ant patterns are a great choice among terrestrial flies, and they can produce surprising results when nothing else will.

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  • Terry Walker

    I thought it was humorous that we are getting our first ‘weekly’ Fly of the ‘Month.’ Will we be getting the same fly weekly for a month or just a new ‘fly of the month’ every week? Can I be any unclearer?
    Keep up the good work. I belong to the Grand River Fly Tyers in Grand Rapids, Michigan and I have advised our membership via our newsletter of your wonderful online publication. I can’t say enough good things about it.
    Terry Walker

  • Marshall Cutchin

    I can see how that might be confusing. The “weekly” fly is an artist’s rendition of a random pattern, and the “Fly of the Month” is a detailed description of a pattern and how it is used. Hope that helps.
    Thanks for the kind words about MidCurrent.