Come mid May and early June its all about getting on the backwaters and creeks of the lower Missouri River, or perhaps any lake or waterway. Once there, you need to hunt down surface activity along the banks and under the tress. If your lucky you will see and hear berries dropping in the water. If all else fails cast towards overhanging tree’s, shady areas, root wads and cutbanks, the closer the better usually…putting all 3 or 4 components together will yield your best opportunities. I like to use a small black fly…. like this.
I’d say I catch 5x more fish with a sinking fly than a floating…. i don’t even mess with the floating flies anymore period.
Fish hit anywhere from immediately to 7 strips in, but most fish will hit on splashdown or the first strip while the remainder hit within 3 or 4 strips. Larger flies and fishing deeper starts to put you into exclusive catfish territory…so i always throw a Black Ops… it takes all the fish species and its the best thing i got going period, hands down for mulberry season.Is it a bait-fish? a leech, a nymph, or a mulberry? thats why this fly rocks… its whatever the fish wants and hopes it to be… and its no brain surgery to tie either.
and check out the damage
here’s a couple vids. more coming soon..
All on this…