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White Clay Creek, New Castle Co DE side, fri 2-8-2013

2012/3/31 10:30
From Newark DE
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Hello friends, I fished the Fly Fishing Only stretch of the white clay creek in DE just north of Thompsons Bridge and had marked success concidering the winter conditions. It was drizling when I fished and rained earlier in the morning but the water was crystal clear and cold about thirty eight if I remember correctly. I caught three rainbow and two golden rainbow or palomino depending on what you call them. all around twelve inch's and the colors were beautiful. I started around 1pm and endid about four. it was my first successful winter fishing and I was extatic. I took a sample of the aquatic insects earlier in the week and only found some small green larvae with black heads so thats what I used. I dont have a name for the pattern but I used a fine black wire for a rib and some olive silk for the body and black thread for the head. I put a small v tail of black small holographic and after some clear cure uv resin for the top half of the fly I used a razor blade to cut between the black wire rib and brushed out the silk to look like gills. it must of been a good impression because the palomino's always give me a hard time and I caught two!

Best of luck friends and don't forget to let us know whats been working so we can all have fun

Posted on: 2013/2/11 18:52

Re: White Clay Creek, New Castle Co DE side, fri 2-8-2013

2012/8/21 18:22
Posts: 41
Green larvea with a black head... sounds like a rock worm (caddis larvae) which is a pretty simple tie. You can also use peacock herl for the head.

Posted on: 2013/2/11 21:28

Re: White Clay Creek, New Castle Co DE side, fri 2-8-2013

2011/3/7 13:04
From Christiana, Delaware
Posts: 44
Very nice. Good to see your scouting for insects paid off.

Posted on: 2013/2/12 17:24

Re: White Clay Creek, New Castle Co DE side, fri 2-8-2013

2012/1/16 19:14
From North east ,Maryland
Posts: 6
Great results, you did it right. That is a great catch.

Posted on: 2013/2/13 10:09

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