Date Posted: December 15, 2012

The last couple of days I took a vacation and went fishing!  You bet….I still find fly fishing to be a great way to relax and enjoy nature.  I went upstream to the dam and focused on brook trout.  I was interested to see if the brookies were there and check out their size.  I was pleased with the results.  I was able to catch several brook trout and was pleased with the size.  I am always amazed at the beauty of all trout especially the Brook.  With the clear water, it is easy to spot them by their white edged fins and bold spots and color.  Twelve to fourteen inches were the best and this is a good size for the brooks.

I also caught some good rainbows with a couple in the slot.  Again, the colors of all the trout are beautiful this time of the year.  A couple of nice browns also showed up to make my fishing even more enjoyable.  Catching a hat trick (three species of trout, brown, brook and rainbow in one day), on back to back days shows that the Little Red is a great trout stream.  The trick seemed to be small midge pupas, with size 20 to 24’s being the best choice.  Using 7x tippet and a 3 weight fly rod is a great way to remind you of being light handed with hook sets and playing fish.  Several lost flies and missed fish quickly brought this home to me.  After making adjustments for this, I really enjoyed catching trout on this light tackle.  Being able to sight fish is exciting and rewarding.

The generation schedule has been a couple of hours in early morning and a couple of hours in the evening hours.  It’s best to check the schedule before selecting the area of the river for your trip.

May your lines be tight and your nets heavy!
Merry Christmas to all!!!
Thank you for visiting my site and Good Fishing!!


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