With the brutality of winter this year came plenty of time at the vice to decorate some hooks. Here are two of several patterns I use to target Brook Trout.
First is the WHIZ KID
Next is Hugh's MICKEY HORNBERG
This pattern was taught to me by its' originator, Hugh Ruane. It is a streamer known to experience local fly anglers of the Eastern Adirondack Region. This streamer is plain poison on brook trout, both in flowing water and the ponds, of the Adirondacks. I have literally caught 100's of brook trout on this streamer. Hugh was a no bones kind of guy and if you knew him you will agree. If you were full of shit he was not afraid to tell you so.
I can still see him looking over his glasses while we were sitting at our vices saying to me:
"Now, pay attention, I'm only going to show you this one time."
A Visual Testimonial