The Neversink Skater, a fly I fell in love with the first time I saw one in the book "Land of Little Rivers". It was a pattern created by Mr. Ed Hewett. I try to tie it as close to the original pattern but it's not quite the same....but it works just fine. This is the second year that I have been fishing it and the more I learn about how to present it the better I get at fooling trout with it.
The last few outings I have fished this fly almost 100% of the time...here is one of those outings.
This fly works well in riffled water and pools.
This wild jewel took the Skater in a glass clear sunlit pool...it was skated across the pool and he chased and struck it twice.
Drifted along the edge, or the seams and then twitched it becomes something a trout can't resist.