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Smelly Jelly Review

There's a lot made about whether or not smell is important to a fish, and among those who believe it is, exactly how important.  It was suggested to me at a Bishop fly shop that I try this stuff, so I bought a jar and went about the business of getting it on the fly, and not so much my fingers.

 

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Cricket Close-up Pics

Fly fishing in general makes a much bigger deal about Grasshoppers than Crickets, but trout take them both with vigor.  I haven't done a formal study (so please correct me if I'm wrong), but it seems that Grasshoppers are seasonal and Crickets are perennial, at least here in California.  I seem to see Crickets all year.

I have trouble recalling with any detail what these little trout-morsels look like when I sit at my fly tying table.  What follows are tons of close-up pictures of different Crickets.  Enjoy.

 

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Messy Bessy Fly

An easy to tie long floating dry fly inspired by Gary LaFontaine's "The Mess".  Thanks to the packing foam back and poly yarn wings this fly floats for a long time without shaking it out or even drying it off.  Perfect for long slow drifts on small streams where false casting to dry out the fly only decorates the trees.

 

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Elizabeth Lake

I went searching for a new body of water to wave my 3wt at last weekend.  My search started at Elizabeth Lake in Green Valley.  The view from the road looked fairly tempting, but my hopes were quickly dashed when I wandered down to the shoreline.  There is a flithy algae/slime along most of the shore, tons of people - some swimming in the murky brownish colored water - and a stiff head-wind.

 

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Bouquet Canyon Creek

I went to check out another local stream - Bouquet Canyon Creek with my daughter today.  She took most of the pictures while I had fun trying to fish the tiny creek.

 

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