Upon arriving, I noticed that the wind was coming out of the south, which meant if I threw my fly upstream, I'd have the wind at my back. I had also decided, I wanted to fish new water. So as a result, I went off down stream to hike to the bottom of the access point. After making my way down, I arrived at an area that suddenly was full of surface activity. The cloudy morning had me wondering if I'd see a BWO hatch. Well it turns out that it was starting. I tied on an Elk Hair Caddis stimulator that I came up with last summer, and tied a small 18 BWO on behind it.
|Sparkle Elk Hair Caddis|
|In the net|
|Quick release in the icy water|
|Hanging out on the bottom of the river|
As the day went along, I would regularly switch rods and nymph with a beadhead princy nymph. I would alternate pretty regularly as long as I saw fish taking off the surface.
|A little blurry, but another quality brown|
|Last brown of the day. Season?|
Most likely this will be my last trip for browns this year, and possibly my last trip for the season, unless I get a real hankering this winter to get out and throw a fly rod. Worry not folks! I plan on keeping the blog fresh all winter long, with fly tying demos of my favorite flies, and gear reviews.