Mooneyes on Dry Flies

 

 

 

Andy and I spent an awesome day canoing the red Cedar River in Wisconsin.  Toward the end, we ran into a great hatch of golden stones and caddis, and the mooneyes were going nuts for them.  We landed a couple of dozen of these "Freshwater Tarpon" before the fish reduced all of our carefully-tied dry flies to bare hooks!  Mooneyes are a blast on a flyrod, but we need more durable flies.