Posted on June 19 2005
A headlamp and a large rust-colored spinner lead to Stephen Sautner’s largest brown trout of the season. “Spinners actually represent the final egg-laying stage of an adult mayfly’s brief existence. You can identify them by their clear wings, usually brightly colored body and aerial acrobatics – used to attract a mate. Newly hatched duns, on the other hand, come in more somber tones and fly with all the grace of Howard Hughes’s Spruce Goose.” In the New York Times.