Tuesday, July 26, 2016


Hi Folks, Guided a small stream yesterday morning with a fly angler.  Water temperature was 60 degrees and the flow was just below the seasonal average.  Thunderstorms the last few days have dropped some much needed rain.  We still need more rain, but some is better than non.  We saw some very nice fish yesterday.  The brook we were on is very clear and it is not hard to spot fish when the rise to the fly or spook.  We spooked on a false cast one of the largest brown trout I have seen in a river around here in quite sometime.  The fish was a true submarine and had to measure in the 20" plus range if not bigger.  Probably a trout like that eats the brook trout we are catching.  Though the 12" native brookie we landed on a #14 tungsten prince nymph might have been a bit of a meal for the big brown.  Nice fat brookie that was beautifully colored up.  I do not generally nymph small streams like this one, but we had just missed a brown trout in the 15" plus class twice on a dry fly.  A #14 yellow bodied stimulator was very productive on the surface.  So, we were attempting to nymph up the brown when the large brookie intercepted the fly. Good problem to have.  We had 11 trout come to the fly.  We found all of the fish in primary pools and holding in and around large rocks and boulder or downed wood. The small streaming was so good yesterday that I am going to do it all over again this morning.  Remember to clean your gear and keep the non-native species at home.  Have Fun, Willy