Hi! I’m Jim Dowd at Zoar Outdoor for Expert
Village to talk with you about fly casting and fly fishing. Well on the subject of prey,
also if you look on the surface of the water, often times you can see little things floating
by and you will find insects floating in the surface film; and in this case I have kind
of a sulfur colored May fly. These are called Spence spinners, and trout love to eat them.
We are in the early part of June and this particular hatch is really prolific on the
Deerfield River, but if you can identify spinners like this in the water and then open up your
dry fly box and find a fly that will match them, for example a tangerine spinner like
one of these.
You’ll see that one of these flies, even though they don’t look exactly alike, will
be a really good representation that you could use, and if you see trout rising on the surface,
little rings on the surface, chances are very strong that they will be eating these spinners
and you’ve got a good start to begin with.