Lessons Taught By "Old" Flies

December 5, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

Chester Allen receives a bequest of winged wet flies that remind him of the value of “old” ideas. “I later learned that some March Browns pop out of their nymphal skin before they reach the surface. At the time, I just wallowed in all those beautiful brown trout walloping my fly. I also learned to always look for unexpected weirdness onstream — and not forget about the old ways.” In The Olympian.