There is something beautiful about a cigarette in the backcountry and I wondered if trout thought the same. So a week ago, I tied up a #2 deer haired body cigarette and took it on an overnight getaway. Sure enough, the fly floats like a hopper and stings like a bee. It landed two fish before being retired.
I guess some trout need a nice cigarette after a long day sipping dries. I’ve always wondered if trout ever ate trash that floats by, and I guess this is my answer.
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