In 1981 Gary Lafontaine published a seminal work entitled Caddisflies. This book is based upon observations made while scuba diving. In it, he describes the life cycle of the caddisflies and how they behave in the water. LaFontaine goes on to develop various patterns and discusses how to fish them.
The FFI Fly Fishing expo 2019 was held July 23-27 at Montana State University in Bozeman Montana. After having a great time fishing and exploring Montana and Yellowstone National Park, it was time for the show. However, we had a small problem. We were on the way to the show and had a minor motor vehicle accident.
The Haystack is an easy to tie dry fly that is very effective. Designed by Fran Betters in 1948 and described in his book Fly Fishing — Fly Tying and Pattern Guide published in 1986. The Author describes the Haystack as “an all purpose dry fly that imitates a majority of the insects that trout feed on.”