Sunday, July 5, 2009
The Golden Stone
While fishing today I sat down under a large overhanging boulder to tie on a new tippet and spotted this guy. The Golden Stone adult is the big bug in June and July in our sierra freestone rivers, and a sign of good water quality. During the evening these aquatic insects lay eggs on the water and become an easy meal of prime rib to a hungry, waiting trout. A tan or burnt gold Stimulator fly in a size #8 will get thier attention, but it is all in the "twitch" of the fly to get a take. Stout tippets to 3x are a good bet as the takes are fierce!!!