COAF Field Team Vlog #32 - Dry Fly Time at Waterloo! #flyfishing

Fun time limiting out on trout at Waterloo Park Pond in Denison. Dry Flies were the key this round with the Griffith’s Gnat in size 16 being the “go to” fishing fly. But, as luck would have it, ran out of them. Did manage to get the trout to bite on other dry flies despite losing my mojo at one point!


Log Book Entry: 1/21/17

  • Time: 12:30 to 16:30
  • Weax: Overcast, Long-Sleeves, Breezy
  • Rod: Redington Classic Trout 5wt – 9′
  • Reel: Echo Ion 4/5 – 6wt Flyline



  • On arrival noticed the trout were actively feeding on black midges; had several strikes and missed hook sets using the PMC Emerger in Sz 14. But, finally landed one using a Griffith’s Gnat on a Caddis Hook (aka the COAF Griffith’s Gnat).
  • Trout seemed to prefer movement in the fishing fly; either twitches with the rod tip or a slow drag of the rod.
  • COAF Griffith’s Gnat did well until Murphy’s Law showed up and we ran out of the pattern – lost one while opening the fly box; lost two to breakoffs; only brought three!
  • After trying various fishing flies and missing more hook sets, was able to land a trout that went for a Blue Dun May Fly(?) rigged as the trailer to a big Sz 10 Dry Fly.
  • Then, caught trout #4 and #5 on a Black Midge and a PMC Emerger, respectively.
  • Also, caught a little Bluegill that went for a PMC Emerger, and caught and released a little trout that went for the COAF Griffith’s Gnat.
  • Did see others limiting out using bait. Was not sure but it looked like Corn and Power Bait were being used.



  • 1 Bluegill – 3″ – PMC Emerger – Sz 16
  • 3 Rainbow Trout – 9″, 10″, 12″ – COAF Griffith’s Gnat – Sz 16
  • 1 Rainbow Trout – 10″ – Blue Dun Mayfly – Sz 18 (Dropper to Sz 10 Dry Fly)
  • 1 Rainbow Trout – 10″ – Black Midge – Sz 20
  • 1 Rainbow Trout – 10″ – PMC Emerger – Sz 16



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