Tuesday, September 28, 2010

subtle rise forms

Hi Folks, Guided the Lamoille yesterday afternoon under cloudy skies and threatening rain.  Water level was slightly below the seasonal average and the temperature was 59 degrees.  We just received 3/4" of rain at my house in Stowe.  Looks like a wet week for fishing as more rain is on the way for later in the week.  Our rivers need it.  I love fly fishing this time year with the BWO hatches.  As small mayfly sizes #18 to #22 to comes of prolifically for the next month.  Typically the trout will hold in the slower parts of pools and even long slow flats with gravel bottom.  Water temperatures are not an issue and the fish can feed easily off the surface and in the film on the tiny mayfly in slow water.  The rise forms look like a big rain drop and unless you looked closely you would not realize it was a trout sipping off the top.  Love seeing the nose and dorsal fin rise form.  So yesterday we had no luck with nymphs and cast a #18 BWO parachute to subtle rise forms.  All wild rainbows to the fly that were all full of piss and vinegar.  Loads of fun hooking trout on little flies.  The BWO hatches will be consistent for the rest of the season and you should find fish rising every day in the slower stretches of river.  Remember to clean your gear and keep the non-native species at home.  Have Fun, Willy