thanks for the info.
I never thought of using mayflies for cats.
I usually try to avoid the area when we have a hatch. Around here they hatch in swarms. They are harmless but having them crawling down your shirt or up your pantleg is kinda creepy.
I can sure understand the "whatevers cheap " comment. I'm surprised you didn't mention shrimp though.Maybe its harder catching them than I imagined.I just seem to think the other guys got it easier.
I too put my lines out baited. Its just easier when you are doing things alone. but I'm sure the commercial guys down your way leave their lines in more than 2 days a week.
FWIW I don't have any tying tips. I have never really thought of that much. I did go to Tiny's site and maybe I need to pay more attention to tying. It makes sence to use every tip you can come across.
Gotta go my wifes calling