Greg, I wanted to say thanks for the pictures and give you an update on my fishing Thurs and Fri.
Thursday I fished at the dam. I started with the dropper rig and didn't do much good. I noticed the fish were rising and tied
on the crackleback that you gave me. I started catching fish with it. This was up river from the narrow section (guard house). Caught 7 there. I then went further up toward the dam where it is shallow. Fish were rising there also and was catching fish until the horn blew at 1. Total of 9 for the morning.
Friday I started at the dam in hopes of seeing some rising fish again. No luck. The river was getting crowded and I decided to go
to the bridge and fish. I started with the single midge and was not having any luck. I fished down stream where the water got deeper and decided to rig up the dropper with sow bug on top and midge on bottom, like we fished on Wed. I immediately started catching fish. Caught 3 in one run and thought I was done catching fish for the day. As I was on the way back upstream, I decided to try another run where guys were fishing earlier. Caught 8 there in about 45 min. I had to get back to the camper to get ready to head home or I would have stayed longer. Both days started slow but ended up being successful.
I was great being able to fish so much in one week. Our trip on Wed definitely boosted my confidence on Thurs and Fri. I was able to use the knots you showed me and using the different indicator is much better than the foam that won't move. I went to the fly shop and got some more indicators and some soft weight. Small things can make a big difference.
Once again, thanks for the trip and all the tips and info. You helped make it a great week of fishing for me. I hope to see you on the river or at the fly shop on one of my return trips.
Your talents are amazing--not only are you a good fishing guide but you are a good photographer.
Just wanted to drop you a line and thank you again for the great fishing experience and time of comaraderie and fellowshiip on the river. That Saturday may have been the best fly fishing day of my life as far as results and learning...what a day. Here's wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Just wanted to say thanks again for a great day on the river. I lost track once more after you started counting again after we had been in the honey hole a bit so have no reasonably accurate number to allege to when I tell others.. What was the pink fly we were using? I think it was a streamer(?) of some sort with some pink maribou but don't visualize it clearly and feel dumb trying to describe it. Not sure why pink works so good there but you don't see it used here... I may try it here as a wild card sometime (first stocking starts next week).
I was so jazzed I couldn't wait to call all my fishing buddies with a report.