Friday, June 13, 2014

weather front????

Hi Folks, spent the day in the kingdom yesterday under cloudy skies.  A cold front just moved into Vermont with an east wind, cooler air temperatures, and rain.  Looks like the rain has raised the level of our streams.  We needed rain and this recent wet event will be beneficial for the long haul.  Water temperatures were we fly fished were 56 degrees to 58 degrees.  Sporadic insects hatching from some large #10 stone flies, to a few #10/#12 March Browns, to some larger #14 sulphurs, and the ever present #16/#18 caddis flies.  Have not seen any drakes on a river this spring.  Did see a hatch of #8/#10 Drakes on lake recently.  Generally the #8/#10 Brown Drakes come off at dark on the Lamoille right now and the hatch happens for maybe a week if we are lucky.  All about timing.  The fishing was tough yesterday and we managed to drum up a handful of trout nymphing, but I can't say it was red hot.  A combination of rainbow and brown trout who were eating #10 black stone fly nymphs and #16 olive wire caddis.  I can only think that the weather front made the trout pretty non-aggressive because we fished nice water under low light conditions and the flows were perfect.  Our success is never due to a lack of trying.  Looks like I will be dodging some wet weather the next couple of days.  Remember to clean your gear and keep the non-native species at home.  Have Fun, Willy