Mysis in Colorado carry a mystique of black magic. People have their special patterns to emulate the small crustaceans and for the most part are unwilling to part with their secret recipes. Some of the largest trout in the state and even the country are caught every year on mysis. In certain tailwaters it is a fly that you can never take off, no matter how slow a day has been, you always keep the mysis as the lead fly. This is probably my favorite collection Scott tied this winter, and the one that I want to steal.
[…] friend and we got to catch some nice fish on the way.For some pics of Spooner’s flies, check out http://nateotaylor.com/2012/02/the-great-fly-collection-of-2012-mysis/ http://nateotaylor.com/2012/02/the-great-fly-collection-of-2012-midges/ […]
As Andy Mill once said, ”That’s what you call, the ‘Ooooh box.’ You open it and say, ‘Ooooh.”’
Thanks for sharing.
Scott wells says
We really need to find Spooner a girlfriend.
After he finishes my flies…
Yeah, I really want him to make me one of those mysis boxes. Those are sweet.
Gregg Martin says
I remember a pattern of plastic wrap, wisps of poly, and black rubber legs for eyes in AK’s Fly Box. If I could just fish for something other than the golden one now and then.
You can always vacation down here and go for a few fat tailwater trout.
That’s a huge….shrimp box.
I had a hard time giving it back.