But most importantly, I need to tie a batch of my own pattern, W/B Zonker as my little trout lake "opens" soon. Not like it's closed, a friend and I are the only ones who fish there, and we can fish when ever we want.
We usually take the first trip around April 1st and the next in the beginning of May, where the lake is absolutely buzzing with life.
The most effective fly during spring in that little lake is without question the W/B Zonker - and I'm fairly certain the trout take it for stickleback. The fly has a strange ability to take more browns than 'bows, which probably has to do with either 'bows not eating too many sticklebacks, or the fact that I fish the fly deep down, and the deeper we fish in the lake, the more we seem to fish under the cruising depth of the 'bows.
In case you missed it, I have linked to the video where I show how I tie the zonker.
Have a great weekend!