|Ralph and Lisa Cutter's "Under the Alders" column in this month's California Fly Fisher was all about bees and bee imitations - and the longest hatch going on all spring, summer and fall. |
It's a very interesting article and reminded me that the first fish I caught on a fly at age 11 was a bluegill that ate a McGinty Bee. `Gills love bees and according to Ralph so do trout. I believe him.
I have a swimming pool and honey bees are constantly sky diving into the pool water. They do float and buzz around for a very long time on the surface, body attitude just as Ralph describes. I keep a little sieve handy just to rescue them. Most fly off after drying out.
Anyhow, I though it was a great column and it reminded me to tie up some bee patterns if for nothing else but bluegill.