Over Easy: Why Egg Flies Work So Well

February 18, 2007 By: Marshall Cutchin

“It certainly comes as no surprise that the major spawning periods – spring and early summer for rainbow and cutthroat, fall for brook trout and brown trout – provide the best opportunity for this strategy. What many anglers don’t realize is that some kind of fish egg is prominent in the drift almost any time of the year.” Charlie Meyers sat down with Dr. Robert J. Behnke and Wendell Ozefovich (see our entry on Ozefovich’s underwater trout studies) to talk about why eggs are such an important year-round source of food for salmonids. In the Denver Post.