Observation The Key To Fly Choice

July 4, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

Bill Barker notes that fish behavior and bug inspection are always the first clues to fly choice. “OK. You just watched a bug get swallowed by a trout you’d love to hook. You’ve managed to observe that bug closely — at least the finger-mangled remains, rearranged into what you think it looked like before your hand closed. It really doesn’t matter if you don’t know the scientific label for this critter, what counts are: Size, color, and shape of this fish food.” In the Corvallis (Oregon) Gazette-Times.