Matt Bennett's Lunch Money has become one of my favorite streamers. It is available in black, olive, yellow, white, crawdad, fire tiger and many other colors. If you do not have some of Bennett's Lunch Money in your streamer arsenal; I strongly recommend getting some! Bennett can be reached at email@example.com to place an order.
This beautiful brown was fooled with Matt Bennett's Lunch Money. It has become my go-to streamer as of late.
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Heavy a.m. midge emergences combined with dense afternoon blue-winged olive hatches are a sure sign spring is here. To match the hatch, you'll need to carry a thorough selection of midge imitations and Baetis nymphs. Some of my favorite patterns include: #20 Mercury Midges, #20 Jujubaetis, #20 Stalcup's Baetis, #20 Sparkle Wing RS 2, and #22-24 Chocolate Foam Wing Emergers.
Tailwater trout are keying heavily on midges (larva and pupa) and Baetis nymphs this time of year. This beautiful brown trout was fooled on a size 20 Mercury Midge late last week.
Pat Dorsey is an author and fly fishing guide. He is a co-owner of the Blue Quill Angler in Evergreen, Colorado.