|Tup's Indispensable Variant
|Just look at the candle flame on his dorsal fin! (click to enlarge)
It was just what was needed and the trout confirmed this by eating it. Some lovely fish coming to the net as a result. It would have been an easy matter to have mistakenly put on a sedge fly in response to their massive presence today, but they were not what was being eaten and as soon as the little Tup's Indispensable was deployed the results came thick and fast.
|Such distinctive spotting makes it easier to track this brown trout's career
The summer has been good to the trout round here as you can see from the super condition of these two examples. Old fashioned flies work just as well now as they did over a century ago. In fact they probably work better today thanks to modern floatants and modern leader materials.