Sunday, June 1, 2014

light line brown trout

Hi folks, Spent a beautiful day on a Lamoille tributary yesterday with a fly client chasing wild fish.  Nice weather day with cloudy morning conditions giving way to afternoon clearing.  The water levels are still up but the clarity in our streams is fine.  Water temperature ranged from 59 degrees to 62 degrees.  Saw a few #10/#12 march Browns hatching throughout the day yesterday and then a pretty good hatch of #14 dorothia sulphurs at dusk with a few rising trout.  Sporadic #16 caddis all day and even some larger #12 stone flies and #14 yellow sallie stone flies.  We carried two rods yesterday with a 4wt. rigged with a double nymph rig under an indicator and 000wt. Sage armed with a #12 hare's ear parachute.  We landed all wild and native trout yesterday with 1 10" native brook trout, 4 wild rainbows between 8" and 12" and two spectacular dry fly eating 15" and 16" brown trout.  By the way, brown trout do jump.  One of the brown trout was caught on the seam of a riffle that piled under an over hanging birch with a big root jam.  Great watching the fish rise to eat the fly.  I have mostly been nymphing with #12 black stone fly patterns, #12 red threaded tungsten prince nymphs, #14/#16 olive and natural hare and cooper nymphs, as well as a variety of caddis patterns.  Off to guide the Lamoille this morning.  Remember to clean your gear and keep the non-native species at home.  have fun, Willy