Dick had an excellent day on the river today, fishing nymphs early and throwing a hopper-dropper rig later on. He landed a lot of really nice fish, including a big rainbow just over 20 inches and another chunky rainbow nearly 19 inches long. It was an awesome day! Thanks Dick!
Peggy and Betsy did very well on the river yesterday, hooking up with a lot of beautiful wild trout on dry flies. Peggy caught this very pretty brown trout here just as the Green Drakes and PMDs were starting to hatch. And then it really got good! Great job ladies!
I had about two hours to myself today and decided to run up and fish in the Taylor Canyon. I hit the Drake and PMD hatch for a very short while and had fun catching fish on a big dry fly. I then spotted a large fish sitting on the bottom, so I added a nymph below my dry fly and sight-fished to it. It was pretty exciting landing this fat, healthy, 20-inch rainbow on my Leonard Hunt taper bamboo rod (made by AJ Thramer). Wish I had more time to fish!
Pat had a great day on the river today, landing lots of really nice fish including this one here. It was nearly all cutthroat with a little rainbow in it. This fish took a Green Drake, but we got lots of nice takes on a big adult Golden Stone as well. It was a FUN day!
Had a fun day with Tom and John today, fishing mostly dry flies throughout the day. The early morning clouds and little bit of rain at the start helped the fishing, and the guys caught fish into the late afternoon. John caught this really nice brown around midday on a small PMD in the riffle. Love that riffle and rise!
It was nice to share a day on the river today with two very accomplished anglers who both like to throw dry flies with bamboo. The fish were stubborn and it made for a tough day. But we eventually got some cloud cover and some bug action, and the guys were able to get into some fish. Thanks for hanging in there Chuck and Mike!
Their husbands are going to have to step it up if they want to keep up with Julie and Nell. The ladies did well today fishing dry flies and catching some nice wild brown trout, even though the fishing was a bit slow at times. Nell did an excellent job her first time out with a fly rod. And Julie did really well chasing a fish down the river as it ran out in the current. She fought it to the bank and into the net. Nice!
We are experiencing some of the best dry fly fishing of the season right now. I’m looking forward to getting my clients on some nice fish.
I caught some fairly large brook trout on the East River today. The upper river was flowing pretty good and was a little stained. It took some streamer action to move fish.
Mike fished a size 10 Green Drake dry fly for nearly 5 hours solid today and caught a lot of nice fish. It was an excellent day of dry fly fishing!