Considered one of the greatest trout fishermen that ever lived. Through his experimentation and observations, Skues proved to the dry fly fishing purists that undersurface, sub subsurface and in surface feeding was commonplace for trout. Of course, many dry fly fishermen of the time considered this to be heresy and stir debate. Skues’ early observations and tactics continue as proof today that fly fishermen have to be well versed in reading water, insect life cycles, and understanding the feeding pattern of fish for on stream success. Ultimately, Skues continues to influence and encourage fly fishermen to explore and experiment as he did 100 years ago.