Last Fall I wrote a post on the large number of anglers looking "down" and throwing weighted flies down to any big Brown they can locate. A "few" spawning Browns have appeared on the Dream and so have the crowds. Every Fall I make the comment, "It seems like it is a 100 to 1; that is 100 anglers for every one Brown."
Last Fall, I suggested maybe we should look "up" for rising fish. Fall is a great time on the Dream Stream to fish dry flies during late trico and BWO hatches. I found it greatly rewarding to catch several 20 plus inch Rainbows and Cutt-bows throwing drys. And even a few big Browns rose to the occasion.
Why not throw some drys? The weather is too nice for most of the big Browns to come up out of the lake. And besides, I get the feeling that the few big fish that are up, are already ducking from those weighted flies being thrown over their heads.
Monday, September 26, 2016
Monday, September 19, 2016
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
The recent rise in flows has stopped the fish from Rising to the tricos. Too much water to move through to rise so it is not worth the energy. But fish still taking "Drowned" forms and nymphs.