|....................... ......Fly Fishing Yellowstone National Park
Fly Fishing Yellowstone - Pale Evening Dun Spinner
The spinner fall usually occurs in the late afternoon or evening over the same
riffles and runs the mayflies resided in until they hatched. Most of the time it is
late in the afternoon. Usually the later in the season, the earlier in the afternoon
the spinner fall will start.
When the females deposit their eggs, they actually touch the surface of the
water. When they are finished, they fall spent on the water. Trout eat them when
they are depositing their eggs and after they fall spent. These spinners will
collect in the current seams and often end up in eddies and pockets. They can
also end up in the heads of pools if the riffles and runs terminate there.
When these mayflies are depositing their eggs, you want to present our "Perfect
Fly" Pale Evening Dun Spinner where you see this activity occurring. This may
not be possible in some cases because they may do so in the evenings or the
lighting conditions may be too low for you to actually see them.
It is best to fish to individual fish if you can spot them feeding on the spinners.
This isn't easy either if it is late in the day and the lighting is low. The trout only
leave a small ring when they sip the spinners from the surface. You may see a
head come out of the water occasionally. If you loose tract of the fly you may try
moving it very slightly - just enough to see the wake the fly makes. Just make
sure you do this before the fly gets near the fish you are trying to catch. Present
the spent spinner imitation below the riffles and runs at the head of pools.
You should concentrate on watching the leader at the point it connects to the
end of the fly line for any stops or changes in the movement of the leader.
Copyright 2009 James Marsh