I recently camped with the family near a wild stream.
I fished two files.
all brown. brown stiff hackle and brown dubbing with a couple strands of ice dub. Everything brown with a red head.
variant of grave digger with peacock collar and a stiff white hackle. purple body, white hackle, green head
Day one I fished fly one. A mix of brookies and browns. 50/50 8 fish landed.
Day two I fished fly two. All browns. 7 fish landed.
It could be coincidence. But I was reflecting on it a bit and how odd it was.
There was some overlap in the water I was fishing. I have experienced water where there was some division, perhaps environmental factors separate the two. But in this case I sensed it might have been the fly color. The other attrs were close to the same. Size…general material…etc.
any experienced fly flickers have thoughts?