Trout love this fly . The Wood Special, originally tied by Joe Sterling, a Maine fly fisher, in the 1960s. Six decades later this fly is just as hot! Still hot in Northeast, where fly fishing got it’s American start on the brook trout. From the waters of the Adirondacks, the Catskills and in the north woods of Maine, these older, more traditional flies still find their way into fly boxes. And why not? They’re beautiful creations that were meant to attract native brook.