We are excited about the new spring season on the Chattahoochee River with a better prevelence of stone, may and caddis flies throughout the tailwater despite the recent high flows from Buford Dam for the May recharge of Lake Eufalia or better know as Walter F. George .
Light Cahills will be hatching through the end of June. The nymphs are clinger nymphs that spend most of their life cling to the underside of rocks or between the cracks on the bottom of the runs and riffles of the streams. These nymphs need the fast highly oxygenated water to exist and that is why their bodies are made to cling on the bottom of rocks.
This year was the seventh annual event and it was a huge success by any measure. Everyone had a fantastic time, many fish were caught, and over $220,000 was raised to keep programs running across the nation. The 2-Fly has grown from humble beginnings seven years ago to a full weekend of activities. Things kick off Saturday with a casual pond bass and bluegill tournament in the afternoon, followed by a riverside cocktail party and dinner with a full program of special guests and inspiring speakers. Then the 2-Fly Tournament follows on Sunday, followed by an awards ceremony.
Here is an article contributed by a reader.
A reader was kind enough to provide Trout University with his review of Dukes Creek in Helen GA. and here is his comments: -- Duke's Creek in the Charles Smithgall game preserve is an outstanding fly fishing destination. They feed the fish on off days and you can have a 4 hour beat for the price of a parking ticket. Anyway there are beautiful fat rainbows but the stream is on the small side, But even I managed a 20++ fish.
Mayflies are perhaps the most imitated insects within a trout fisherman’s fly box. Both the adult and nymph stages are an important food source in most any trout river across the country. Yet one of the most common mistakes I see my clients make is misidentifying the most common mayflies, or simply misunderstanding the lifecycles. Lets break this down simply, as this hopefully helps our overall recognition and understanding of these essential bugs.
As you know, if a trout sees you, all you will see of him is a flash as he rockets away. My quote for that occurrence is “He is headed for Dixie”. In order to be concealed from the trout you need to understand a little about the trout’s vision. We have reviewed this is greater detail in the Trout University free class #206 What Can Trout See and further in class #406 Color Vision in Trout Eyes.
Cadisflies eat algae and as such can be found primarily on the fertile streams that have the lower pH. However, the Little Black Caddis can be found in waters a less fertile.
Now finally we have fly rods to offer! Whether you are a beginner trout fisherman or just starting out in the adventures of fly fishing, we have a superb deal for you. We have added the "Perfect Fly" Superb Five fly fishing Rod to our collection. It is by far the best fly rod and the best deal that we have ever seen and we are happy to offer it now after waiting patiently for over one year for its development.
In our interest of providing the finest products at a very competitive price, we have reduced the price of our fast selling "Perfect Fly" lanyards; and just in time for the new season! With no bulky hot vests to wear, you will enjoy the comfort that these lanyards give you, The simplicity of the sturdy design have made them a favorite of trout fishermen anywhere, and we have a ladies lanyard as well.