Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Dry Fly Day

It's that time of year. Bugs are out. The water is getting warm. Time to float flies over wild trout. Today was warm enough that I was comfortable wet wading. There were caddis, mayflies, and midges FRICKIN EVERYWHERE!
I don't often find consistently rising brookies in these types of small streams, usually just some sporadic rises, but I saw this guy come up at least ten times in the same spot. He was a bit picky too. He refused a bomber and an elk hair caddis before finally taking an ant.

*I'm going to try to incorporate more videos in this blog, some may be really cool, some may have crappy editing. It's going to be a work in progress, I hope you all enjoy it though.

I didn't use one subsurface fly today. What a feeling! Two streams, tons (about 15 in total) of gorgeous little natives, and not one shiver. Terrific.
I have Friday off, and I plan to do an early sea run brown trip. Hopefully there will be some other species around too, maybe shad or bass (smallmouth or largemouth, maybe even stripers). I have a commitment that will take up all of Saturday, but Sunday I may either go for sea runs again or do some small stream wild brown dry fly fishing. 









10 comments:

  1. Any time you're catching that many natives on dries you've certainly had an awesome day! Both streams are gorgeous and that root undercut looks killer (like the video btw). It is odd to see that many consistent rises from one native. It's usually very infrequent and sporadic, but I guess when conditions are that good that theory goes out the window. Not sure if you have some sort of microclimate in your area, but it seems like things are really warming up near you (based on the insects and skunk cabbage). RI looks to be 2 or 3 weeks behind you because the skunk cabbabge is barely poking out and there really isn't much hatching as of this past Sunday.

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    1. Thank you.
      I think we just get more flow from weather to the west.

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  2. RM
    Cool images of the brook trout and that stream is the perfect stream to find the brook trout, I can relate to the footage, really enjoyed the clip, looking forward to more videos. I can say that when I decided to film some of my trips more went in the trash than showed up on my post. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thank you!
      I'm looking forward to supplying them.

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  3. GREAT VIDEO! Can't get any better than what you caught on that stream. Beautiful area. Your work in progres is going great!
    Tie, fish, write and photo on...

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    1. Thank you.
      I appreciate your confidence.

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  4. That's awesome! Your conditions look a few weeks ahead of us... I saw a few small mayflies the other day, almost looked like tiny bwo's... but no mahogany or hendricksons yet... The forsythia just started to pop open though so it should be any day. Video was cool!

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    1. Thank you! We are already getting leafage here.

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  5. Your photography is always good, so I'm happy to see you expand to video as well. It's a lot to handle and watch your footing. Looking forward to seeing what you find.

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