At the end of the case lined with rows of bug wannabes is an Adams fly, which Sanchez describes as a workhorse trout fly for the spring and summer. "It is a generic pattern that mimics a bug." Sanchez says that District Angling on N. Pollard Street has 960 different patterns of flies, from the fur ant used up in the Shenandoah for brook trout, to the surf candy for salt-water species. An entire row of leaders of different weights and sizes is also just stocking-size for that fisherman who wants to build his own fishing pole.
Photo by Shirley Ruhe.