CATCH Flies for North Idaho Cutthroat
Last weekend, CATCH staffer Alan Green and prospective CATCH designer Heather Hodson (she’s got a couple KILLER new patterns about to hit the books) went out for a little R&D on a favorite secluded stretch of a little North Idaho stream they don’t want to blab about. Facing hot sun and finicky fish, but having the place for themselves, they got to test out some cool stuff for CATCH in a great environment.
The fish were hungry, but they were pickier than a 3-year-old with a plate full of vegetables. With predominantly PMDs and little yellow Sallies in the air, the fish were not exhibiting the usual feeding habits one expects with a mayfly or stonefly hatch. It was tough to discern any sort of pattern, and the usual go-to patterns for these hatches were either getting nothing, or the equivalent of the trout middle finger – the “look-and-turn.” But that doesn’t stop a CATCH staffer – it just makes us excited to try out our new stuff.
Never ones to rest on our laurels, the CATCH team is out fishing the water hard to figure out what is going to work for you. Look for these new patterns soon, and in our upcoming 2015 catalog! Oh, and also be on the lookout for Heather’s new series, including the Rainbow Brite and the Barbie!! CATCH ’em Up!