As we sat down at the fly tying bench for this month, March. Things have opened up a bit as the water temperature has warmed. As a result, pilchards or scaled sardines have moved back into the harbor from offshore and will soon be a staple for our favorite gamefish. However, it’s still early enough in the season that small resident prey like killifish, shrimp, and crabs are still an option. Therefore, in addition to the clouser and shrimp patterns we’ve been tying, we’ll now begin to tie and throw baitfish patterns from both natural and synthetic fibers. Patterns like seaducers, deceivers, and bend backs using natural fibers and peanut butter type patterns from Puglisi fibers.