Thunder & Lightning Inspired
With all the recent posts on the T&L, I was inspired to tie a few.
I hadn't ever tied or fished with one previously.
According to the web, the Thunder and Lightning was once known as the "Great Storm fly," deriving its name from the fact that in its early days it was universally used when the water was rising after a storm. ... Under trees in bright water, or in water that is slightly discolored.
The last few days on my home river have been just that... stormy. The timing to try this fly was perfect and it did not disappoint. The fly seems to almost glow in the water, particularly with the peacock herl body and tinsel flash. On my river, spoons are a very popular method -- some of you may be familiar with Little Cleo's. After watching the T&L in action, I'll put this fly up against a spoon any day!
The recent summer (hatchery) run brought to hand brings additional confidence for the coming season.