P.A.U.S.E. for Fly Fishing
Parking Lot: As you step out of your car, be sure to take note of the bugs that collided with your windshield and grill. The
wings of mayflies and grasshopper legs will be a strong clue for what flies to use that day.
Above the Water: Swallows flying over the water, swarms of invertebrates over the water and streamside vegetation are signs that you should use your dry flies.
Under the Water: Observe the surface of a rock that you pull from the curren
Pick a fly that mimics the color and size of the bugs on the rock.
Spider Webs: Locate spider webs along the river and "match the Hatch". Find a fly that resembles what the spider has caught.
Eddies: The swirling and reverse currents attract the most active bugs in an on the water. Check your fly box for the closest resemblance.
"For the fly fisher who takes a moment to PAUSE and observe, the rewards will be immediate, the fish will be more frequent, and the experience on the water will be that much richer!"-Peter Stitcher. To read
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