Don Baylor conducted the most informative seminar on spring creek and freestone insect life ever conducted at the Little Lehigh Fly Shop.
During one of the five sessions he introduced the following concept of carrying heavily hackled Adams in various sizes. If confronted with a Mayfly he can’t match he substitutes an Adams of the correct size.
I use Don’s concept by using Henryville Specials as substitutes for Caddis not represented in my fly box. I tie them down to size #24. Yea, yea I know I could use an Elk hair pattern but I like to use Henrys because they are a traditional pattern, they’re fun to tie and they keep the casual tiers skills honed.