Itty Bitty Flies

July 18, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

“Our guide scooped the fish up in his big net and plucked out the little fly that had fooled so many trout that afternoon: a pattern of Dye’s own design called the Pearl Jam — nothing but a slim body of pearl flash wrapped onto a curved hook with a tiny tungsten bead at the head, in size 22 (or was it 24?).” Morgan Lyle takes a trip to Colorado and discovers that tiny flies work just as well as they do in New York — especially if you have a talented guide like Bob Dye spotting fish. In the Schenectady Daily Gazette.