A combined effort to start my Spring tying spree for trout and to improve my macro skills. I have to admit that my mind has been over in the spey world. I do have a stillwater trip planned in the next month or so, once the daytime temps come up a bit. But, also I am not going to lighten up on the two hander. So far I am a mess with a Skagit head. It is practice and I need more. But, in the mean time here are some Caddis dries and another shot at the Pheasant Tail Nymph with the Macro. For the Caddis, use ultra fine copper or gold wire counter wrapped from rear to front through previously wrapped hackle. The flies were all tied on size 14 hooks and are held for the photo in a pair of hackle pliers. Thread was size 8/0. Lens is Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM on a Canon EOS, 400D, Rebel XTi.
I primarily fish Elk Hair Caddis for most caddis hatches save Traveling Sedge or October Caddis. I noted in the post yesterday re the French anglers that the depicted patterns in their post were equally interesting patterns. The PTN was shot again to try and improve the clarity of the image. I apologize for the size of the pics if it overloads your system. Learning about that too.