.......................  ......Fly Fishing Yellowstone National Park


Fly Fishing Yellowstone - Spotted Sedge Larvae

We fish our "Perfect Fly" Spotted Sedge Larva fly without an indicator. We do
add some non-toxic weight a few inches above it. You do not have to keep the
fly on the bottom but you do want to keep it in the lower section of depth of the
stream. The method of presentation we use depends on the stream and type of
water. In general, we fish up and slightly across in the pocket water. Hold you
rod directly above the fly and keep all of the fly line you can out of the water to
prevent extra drag. You will be fishing only a few feet (very close) from your
position, so this only works in fast, pocket water. The water should be at least
two or three feet deep or you will be likely to spook the fish. You must make a
careful approach without scraping your feet on the bottom. Follow the fly with
the rod tip all the way from the up and across position until it is directly
downstream of your position. You must feel the take in order to know when to
set the hook using this method, so you want to keep a tight line from the fly to
the tip of the rod.

In moderate to fast flowing, smooth water we fish down and across allowing the
fly to swing from one side to the other much the same way you would fish a soft
hackle fly. Fishing wet fly imitations of the
Hydropsyche larvae is by no means
the most productive or most enjoyable way to fish Yellowstone but it is a very
good strategy when you can't catch trout on the dry fly. It works very well.

Copyright 2009 James Marsh