I found myself this past week going back and viewing some of my saved videos from some years back. A January 2016 New Fly Fisher video really got my attention with a piece showing how to fish the emerger. The trout wasn’t taking a dry or nymph subsurface feeding that day. This same experience has happened to me numerous times on the Sipsey and Caney. They would be in a feeding frenzy just below subsurface; no dry or nymph would be working---this clip shows how to put the odds in your favor; forward the video to 13:45 time to view the clip.
I know you guys have witnessed this type feeding mode, so what would be your fly choice in size and pattern to get results? This guy was using the “USUAL”.
Hook: 94840 or 94842 Mustad (sizes 14, 16, 18, 20 or 22)
Thread: Size 6/0 grey prewaxed.
Tail: Small bunch of hair from rabbit's pad.
Wing: Larger bunch of hair from rabbit's pad.
Body: Underfur from rabbit's foot dubbed on thread. Use a blend of the grey next to skin and light tan which has very fine guard hairs mixed in to make it float better.
Looking forward to some great post from all you guys in 2017------Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!