I started the day with some midging trout. The trout were taking spent adult off the surface and a little thread body and touch of snow shoe did the trick. I had one on and he got off, such is the game with size 26 hooks. Then the wind picked up and down the trout went. I switched to nymphs and rolled one. Moving up stream, it was approaching noon and on this little gem, you can see a baetis hatch this time of year.
I got up to the next run to pool. I watched from back in the riffle that drained the pool, no one sipping in the tail out. So I moved up into the pool on the left bank side. I saw one rise way up in the run close to the riffle coming in. Then this fellow land on my hand.
I then saw another rise, and could see a couple baetis on the water. I quickly swapped out for an olive dun. I made my first cast and got a rainbow. Then 3 drifts later got this brown.
The hatch was over quickly and so I moved on up stream, I found some more trout rising, managed a couple more and couple more that spit or shook my hook. All in all it was a great day.
|Just by the skin of the lip!|
|I noticed this stone from a distance of about 10ft. Its orange egg filled rear caught my eye.|