Today’s blog I will be discussing how to fool the Trico feeder.
I really enjoy fishing the Trico mayfly hatch all across the country. This hatch can be very heavy on some streams.
For example, one morning as I was fishing upstream, I came to a low-hanging limb of an oak tree. This limb had a fresh spider web that trapped many tricos. Holding my hand up beside the spider web and counting by tens I estimated that under the span of my hand there were two hundred trapped tricos.
At the peak of this hatch the trout are often very selective in requiring a drag-free drift and the pattern they will take. I have found an easy way to fool some of these tough trout. The best way is get to the stream an hour before the hatch starts. I also stay an hour after it is over.
The trout are much easier to catch when the Tricos are sparse at the beginning and end of the hatch.
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