Last night we got to wet our lines, but the fishing wasn't easy. It seems the Dry fly fishing has calmed down a little from the week before. The other three others that I went out managed to get a fish or two eahc, but myself.....it was a different story. I had a dozen takes, but couldn't execute any lands. It was not a pretty sight as I may have voiced my opinion about that to the fish while I was trying to get them. My buddies were laughing at me.
Today was better, we staked a spot about midday and we were able to catch a decent amount of trout on dry flies. They were fussy, but it was very rewarding. Not sure what the deal was for me, asI threw pretty much every variation of BWO's I had (since that is what was hatching) and got nothing. The Smoke Jumper turned out to be my answer and I landed almost a dozen brown trout in the 15" to 18" range.
Water was clear and 48 degrees, and the air temperature reached the mid eighties. Some harrasment on the stream from Kevin (one of our favorite guides on the river) and from Thor and Jim Schollmeyer. It was all in good fun of course.
Here is a couple of pictures of the day.
|Anderson and Ed|