Last week I discussed fishing little dark stoneflies dry for trout we see rising to the naturals in the flats. This is a great amount of fun and this fishing can be expanded to give us good action along the stream banks where the current is faster and we do not see as many trout rising. Frequently these trout are feeding on a combination of adult little dark stoneflies and nymphs of this fly. A good way to catch these trout is to fish a Murray's Little Dark Stonefly Dry size 16 or Murray's Bronze Stonefly Dry size 16 on a Murray's Classic 7.5 foot 5X Leader. Then attach a Murray's Dark Miracle Stonefly Nymph size 14 to a twenty four inch 6X dropper below the dry. Fish this upstream tight to the banks and you can catch many nice trout even in the winter.
The Smith River at Bassett and the special regulation water on Back Creek both offer some of this exciting fishing.