While I sit on my ass and accomplish nothing, Tim Flagler continues to tie flies for his fine videos, this time tying up a little black stonefly dry using CDC and grizzly hackle. With the winter being what it has been, we haven't seen many of these little buggers as of yet, so tie some up, and when you see trout slashing at the female stones in the side eddies and slow water trying to dislodge their eggs on the water surface, fish them. If fishing them with a dead-drift presentation doesn't elicit a strike, try skittering the fly over the water where you see the feeding activity. And be forewarned, don't use too light of a tippet or you'll break off fish on the take when skittering the fly. Go with 4 or 5X, at the lightest.
Now get off your computer and go tie some up.......be sure to tie up a few for yours truly since I'm too busy doing nothing. Is it possible to be doing nothing? Probably not, because if you are "doing" something, even if it's nothing, you are still "doing" something and that's not nothing.
Sharpen your hooks!