First let me say, that many people miss out on some good fishing by waiting for the spinner fall. While trout are seemingly rising sporadically, they are in fact gorging on trico emergers and the occasional dun. First light right up to that snow cloud is in the air, Trout can be taken rather easily with an emerger. All it takes is a keen eye to see the swirls and boils formed by the trout. Of coarse its easier to do this if one actually takes a dun, or does the famous smutting rise.
Even trout keyed on spinners have a hard time resisting an emerger. The emerger is an easy meal just as the spent spinner is.
The emergence this morning was excellent. The catch is that there were very few females that emerged. Well at least the throat samples indicated well over 90% males. I am really beginning to question all the "facts" I have read about the Trico hatch.
I took several trout before my fishing friend showed up, good ole' cosmic Steve. The fish all where fooled with the J.E.U. Trico emerger. The emerger took fish straight through out the morning. Cosmic got his first brownie on his tie of the J.E.U. Trico Emerger. A very healthy and wild New Jersey brown. It was a great morning fishing.
The mornings army. J.E.U Trico emergers.
Cosmic Steve's wild Jersey brown. Taken on his tye of the J.E.U. Trico Emerger. Great Job Bro!