A “boatman fall,” a swarm of water boatmen or back swimmers plopping onto a lake in spring or autumn, is usually a chance blessing. The fat little insects splat down like raindrops; the trout rip through the lake’s surface in pursuit. Your anxious fingers fumble through fly boxes, searching for a suitable imitation. If you don’t have such an imitation…well, the boatman fall may not be such a blessing after all. But if you do–jackpot!
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