mic Posted October 10, 2022 Share Posted October 10, 2022 Spent 10 hours on the river minus a small lunch break. There as very large hatch (to me anyway) of what I think were tricos, and they were everywhere. I'm pretty sure the trout were focused on emergers as they sipping or jumping, and not hitting my normal go to's. I tried a bunch, but simply didn't have a good morning. I lost three... two on a small wet fly and one on small leach (thanks to a bad knot, ugg). The afternoon the Tricos were still active, but at a lessor rate and small brown caddis (size 16 maybe) were hatching also. I did much better in the afternoon bringing 10 or so. There was a gent down on my section of the river that just looked the part, and he was the only one catching in the morning. In the afternoon, I caught him in a break and asked his secret, he was dead drifting a wooly of his making. I think he said size 6, but maybe 16. I kind of regret not asking to see it, but figured I interrupted his day enough. So, if the elderly fly fisher with the great pointed beard is reading this... please what was the recipe. I was trying out a box of simple flies. You can see the post in the fly tying forum. However, the savior of the day was a simple peacock nymph with a hot orange hop spot. Second place goes to a simple thread midge w/CDC puff. I caught both under a small foam caddis, which brought in one as fish hit all around it. My fishing buddy did decent in the morning on a red worm and a red midge pattern. I don't know if red was the secret or just coincidence. Johnsfolly 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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