by ken - January 01, 2022
A fly angler that doesn't pick the routinely picked river bottom rock over in their hands and investigate the aquatic insect residents is the fly angler that limits their success. "You will never know it all" - is a saying GRT guides continually repeat to our clients. This is the best way to familiarize yourself with the fish foods of the river!
One thing for sure, is, if you turn a rock over here on the Grand River you will find a full-time, all-time resident insect called the isopod. This specimen never evolves into an airborne hatch. It only lives, eats, reproduces, and matures all year long on the river rock condos of our local rivers. An angler without an assortment of these bugs is probably an angler missing out.