Some time has set in since the initial assertions were made to go sans beads for the 2008 season. Frankly, some folks aren’t taking it too well. As far as commitment goes, I’m the only one sending my beads away [The Neil Creek Chronicles check your mail].
I’m hearing a lot of talk and wagers are flying left and right.
For those of you not up to speed with the Alaska trout and salmon relationship here it is in a nutshell. Trout [and dollies] gorge themselves on salmon eggs deposited with love into the river bottom. I would bet that a majority of the fish rely heavily on this caviar to sustain them through the winter. The egg drop happens like clockwork. Salmon move into the river and streams in the summer, making their way back to the place of their birth, to deposit the would be and die.
Think for a moment about the hatch on your local river or stream, the one that happens every year about the same time. The one you wait patiently for, along with the trout. It could be salmonflies, PMDs, or caddis, whatever it is you know the fish will be keying in on them. You know that all you have to do is tie on “the fly”.
Back up now…imagine for a moment deciding NOT to use “the fly”. Would you send your box of “the fly” to a far away friend having enough confidence that you can catch fish without them?
Get the picture?
Things are getting serious.
On a caddis dry fly | Photo by T. Satake