|This Williamson Redband is part of a growing group that finds the E.L Fly appetizing|
The first attribute of it fishiness is the slim profile. on slow rivers such as the Williamson and Wood most of the swimming nymphs keep a slim profile as they emerge through the differing stratospheres. Proportionally the epoxy leach mimics them amazingly well.
The second thing about the E.L. is that the epoxy makes the fly dart sporadically through the water. With the pulsation of the marabou tail the E.L. spells disaster to a trout's instinct, eliciting ravaging strikes from the huge predatory red bands of the Klamath Basin.
Finally, the E.L. contains just the right amount of flash (thanks to the Vevus) and a gas bubble look (thanks to the loon uv) that drive even the most wary trout mad. All emerging insects create a bubble of gasses around them when they emerge, unless you imitate this bubble in some your fly will look like an imposter.
Even though the E.L was tied to mimic a leach, you can see how well it takes on a Nymphal appearance...by accident this fly has been one of my top Southern Oregon producers, maybe it can be one of yours on purpose.