Sunday, July 12, 2015
Summer. The rivers are low. The water is clear. And, at least during the day, the trout in the bigger rivers can be difficult to fool. Sometimes it works to take a tiny bit of iron with a smidgen of hair and feather on it, roll it in a bit of gink, and tie it to 6x or finer tippet. That's what I did today. The fish catchers this afternoon were a Griffiths Gnat, size 20, and a Klinkhammer Special, size 20. The fish were making the slightest dimples in the surface film as the ate midges, ants, and whatever other minute food items came down the foam train. A few beautiful rainbows found my offerings and took them gracefully. How different this was from throwing giant streamers and mice in the dark last week.