Fly and Fat Albert courtesy of Captain Warren Marshall.
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Hello MoldyChum. I'm new to blogging and I run across your title here. "Matchin the Hatch", when I was living in Pa. this was the rule. Then upon moving to Florida, it became, "what's dead on the side of the road" or "what's stuck to the windshield". There is nothing that eats mosquitoes here, that I want to catch anyway. Sure, you can drop a 16 or 18 midge on some Crappie or Blue-Gills but like tossing meat; hence, "what's dead on the windshield". When I was at my parents house over the summer I picked up "Matching the Hatch" by Ernest G. Schwiebert. It was from the 50's and it was very pertinent to trout streams but not so much for Florida waters. It got me to thinking though about the moving schools of bait-fish. It also got me to thinking about when move into the natural springs here. Your fly above got me to thinking about how to better match what's migrating this time of year. I like the body and am thinking about trying to replicate the style of body, except possibly adding a stinger hook? I will have to check back and let you know. Thanks for getting the wheels turning again!
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