The black would make sense to me too, creating as strong a silhouette as possible in those conditions.
Still won’t outfish a spinner though.
Lost a grilse and a salmon on a DrP Fishtank Shrimp this morning.More fish are caught on spinner than fly in dirty water because more people spin in those conditions. I remember landing 3 one day in dirty water and those spinning never had a touch.
Pattern, for me, very much depends on what setup I have with me. A floating line, I'll use a darker pattern. Fishing deeper, I'll use something brighter.
The good old Cascade is a good one for me when fished a bit deeper.
I had a sea trout today on DrPatrickT's Fish Tank Shrimp when everyone else was spinning in the dirty water.
Any views on flies with pink in ? I find it to be one of the better colours for heavy peat stain after a flood. Either in a calvin shrimp or just a hot pink tag on a temple dog.As others have said, predominantly black to provide a detectable silhouette. In low light levels, yellow to enhance the contrast, otherwise orange to break up the outline.
Note that coloured water absorbs a tremendous amount of the red component of the spectrum: a fish viewing an orange or red fly from 2 metres distant will actually observe less than half the colour. Moreover, if it is viewing the fly from below, the underside is in relative shadow and thus appears black or grey depending on the prevailing light level.
You will find a fuller explanation of all this in 'Sparkling Water'.
Any views on flies with pink in ? I find it to be one of the better colours for heavy peat stain after a flood. Either in a calvin shrimp or just a hot pink tag on a temple dog.
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I get quite a few of my fish on calvins but then again its my go to fly from about june onwards so im using it more than other patterns.I've had fish on Calvin's in dirty water. Park Shrimp too.
Hooked 6 in one morning on a park shrimp tied on a size 7 salar. The water wasn't what you'd call clean that morning either. I never even got one of them close enough to me to get a look at.
There were a few choice words flying about that morning I can tell you!
Stunning tying that is , if it were dressed on a shorter hook it would be a contender for TOTM ,Far Side ?
One thing that appeals to me , different from all the rest ? No Jungle Cock cheeks The winging is class JC would ruin it