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Old 03-24-2000, 07:04 AM
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RE:early season trout patterns

I always start the river season with a black and silver spider in a size 14. It has never, ever, failed me (on a first day, it has often failed me later in the season). Its partner on the cast is, starting out, a sort of sooty olive. Last year I caught seven fish in fifty yards, it couldn't have taken 20 minutes. My all time record. I don't imagine I will ever see the like of that again. I fished all over early on last year and the two flies did the job in rivers, streams and lakes. I also only use a seven foot, no. 4 early on to get the most out every fish. This makes the tiddlers you often get early on feel like something else altogether...
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