With trout season rapidly approaching there are a couple things in particular that come to mind; black stone flies and big streamers. I’ve yet to capitalize on the early season stone fly hatch, but I have seen them crawling around on snowy banks near riffles on more than one occasion. Now prepared with a few new patterns I will dedicate more time to find some rising fish this march.
My other main focus this spring with be with medium to large streamers searching for some heavy weight contenders. While 20+ inch fish aren’t as common in small spring creeks as they can be on some large tailwaters, you can narrow down your chances by throwing flies that will provoke strikes from the real PREDATORS!