Monday, September 26, 2016

Looking for Big Fish in All the Wrong Places: Dream Stream

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 19, 2016

South Platte Fly Fishing With Our Youth

It is great to watch a young kid learn to fly fish, make technical casts, get good drifts and then watch a rainbow take a dry fly off the surface. Of course, as is true for any angler regardless of age, we need to make hundreds of casts,  while we problem solve and  persevere before everything lines up just right, and we net a fish. It was wonderful to watch Evan learn these skills and to be patient. Well done Evan!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Water Up at Deckers Puts Fish Down. Trico Swarms Still Thick.

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.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Deckers, Deckers, Deckers. . .

I'm not sure how the South Platte fish at Deckers are holding up to the pressure but they seem to be doing quite well and actively feeding through out the day. The usual flies that imitate tricos, PMD's, midges, terrestrials and caddis continue to take fish.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Deckers: WhenThings Line Up Just Right On the South Platte

Some days things line up just right and we catch fish after fish, after fish.... The right fly, the right drift, the right time, the right spot, and just the right hook set.