ATLANTIC SALMON FLIES - Application to Trout Flies

In the spring of 2014, as the guide season approached, I had to cut my time for Atlantic Salmon Flies, to spend more time working on trout flies, filling boxes and orders. I noticed some changes right at once. I could tie much better looking flies with great efficiency. Now I got back to what my mentor and outfitter Tom Travis said to me almost all a year before; "If you can learn Atlantic Salmon Flies, you can tie better trout flies, especially some sensitive & careful spring-creek patterns". Thread control, number of thread wraps, knowing materials, handling materials, and so on are all the techniques and knowledge I learned from tying Atlantic Salmon Flies were shining on the much smaller hooks of trout flies.