Beetles, hoppers, and ants are the terrestrial insects most imitated by anglers. Typically, that’s enough variety to catch plenty of trout. But on the most popular fisheries, fish see imitations of these flies float overhead day after day after day, especially hoppers. Bombarded enough, they learn to shy away from such flies completely. Bees are another story. They’re overlooked by most anglers, but they too end up on the water just like the aforementioned insects. It always pays to have an imitation or two in your box, especially when confronted with a persnickety trout.
- John Juracek
- Aug 21, 2020