Sunday, October 16, 2016

eating the small stuff

Hi Folks, Another day on the river guiding with the fly rods.  Fished on the lower Winooski.  Water temperature was 51 to 52 degrees.  Looks like a bit of a warm up this week which should warm the river temps. slightly.  Not much for hatching bugs yesterday and the river is still incredibly low.  I was able to take clients onto a stretch of the Winooski that would not be safe wading normally under average flow regimes.  We had 9 trout eat the fly and landed 4 wild rainbows.  Our best fish was a solid 15" bow. The fly of the day was a #20 BWO nymph under a #8 olive wooly bugger.  Lots of casting and dead drifting.  We fished 3 large riffles to deep pools.  Big primary water with wintering holes. Looks like a bit of rain moving in this week.  would be nice to fish in overcast damp conditions.  Only a couple of weeks left in the season.  Remember to clean your gear and keep the non-native species at home.  Have Fun, Willy