Don't you just love it when you fish deep and catch weed and your trout fly is covered in the stuff! You have to stop each time, remove the weed so that you can chuck it out again! You know that 90% of trout are caught deep on the bottom, or so we were told all those years ago.
Well, have I got news for you!
Weed grows on the bottom, right. And it grows up towards the surface, sometimes getting there. It gets in the way of casting your fly where you want it to be. It clogs up the water's surface.
But, it also contains all those little fishy food items that trout love to eat. And shelter and protection for small fry from those hungry predatory fish.
So, when you are fishing this autumn with your baitfish fly (foam or deer hair patterns), just remember where the bait fish are and fish there. Sure, you will probably catch weed, but you could also catch some large hungry fish as well.
Wait for the smash takes!