Each year I don't believe it until I see them. I'm referring to the adult little black stoneflies I see sitting along the snow banks beside the trout streams. Then as I look closely at the slow sections on the sides of the streams I see trout rising to feed on the naturals. These trout are very wary so I approach these trout on my hands and knees. Use a Murray's Dry Black Stonefly size 18 on a Murray's Classic 7.5ft 6X or 7X leader.
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