Sunday, September 26, 2010

fly fishing school on the Winooski

Hi Folks, I am in the middle of a 2 day fly fishing school with guests and we have been enjoying the Winooski watershed.  Water level seemed to rise and fall yesterday and there was a bit of debris in the water from the heavy west wind. Always a fall challenge with the dropping leaves and junk in the water. Water temperature was 62 degrees and the day started out sunny and became cloudy towards midday.  The fishing was pretty good as we had a good number of wild rainbows come to the fly.  We did not land any real big fish, but we had steady action on both nymphs and dry flies.  A #18 pheasant tail was extremely productive and a #14 olive bodied x-caddis got some fish rising to the surface.  We fished several large riffle and pools and the fishing was consistent in every spot.  Always fun taking people new to fly fishing and introducing to the challenging art of catching fish on a fly.  Off to do it all over again today.  Look like rain coming in this week and we could use it.  Remember to clean your gear and keep the non-native species at home.  Have Fun, Willy