Friday, August 16, 2013

working for it

Hi folks, Spent a nice morning with a client on a small Lamoille River tributary.  Really beautiful piece of water in an off the beaten path sort of place.  Big pocket water and not easy walking.  The water temperature was 57 degrees at 7:00am and it was a big bright sunny day.  The particular piece of water has really good tree cover and shade and is shadowed by a substantial mountain.  Water level was perfect and the stream was very well defined.  This stream is a wild brown trout stream with some rainbows and native brookies.  The state does stock a few token brown trout but not significant where I was fly fishing.  We had 9 trout eat the fly yesterday morning and landed 4 wild brown trout and 1 wild rainbow.  The challenge of this water is everything looks sexy and like it should hold fish.  What I found interesting yesterday was that none of the big fish wanted to eat.  All trout between 7" and 10" is what we had come to the fly.  Maybe the big front that cane through effected it? not sure.  Still good fun on a 2wt. and 3wt. outfit.  We did fish two different set ups with a #12 orange stimulator with a #18 olive cooper john dropper and a #12 rubber legged cooper john under an indicator for big plunge pools.  I can't say enough about how good the August fishing has been.  Really has made up for the wet June.  Best August I can remember in 25 years.  I am off to fish big water this morning for trout.  Remember to clean your gear and keep the non-native species at home.  Have Fun, Willy