Mike Lawson opened the fly shop Henry’s Fork Anglers in 1977 and in 1986 began giving seminars with Jack Dennis and Gary LaFontaine as the Traveling Fly Fishermen. He is the author and co-author of many books, articles and videos on fly fishing. His latest book, Spring Creeks (Stackpole Books, 2003), is already recognized as the classic guide to fly fishing spring creeks. You can order a limited edition of Spring Creeks – an autographed copy that includes a fly tied by the author — directly from Mike Lawson at P.O. Box 487, St. Anthony, ID 83445 Tel. 208-624-3595 Email: [email protected].
ONE OF THE MYTHS of spring-creek fishing is that you can't catch trout unless you know exactly what the trout are feeding on and select a fly that precisely matches the insect they're eating. I have known some very good anglers who carry only a few simple patterns that catch a lot of fish. Their theory is that if you make a perfect presentation it doesn't...