Date Posted: September 12, 2018

I fished with a good client who has also become a friend over the years of fishing together.  We fished two days and it started when he booked the trip by telling me he really needed to unwind and have some “river” time.  This reminds me of why most of us go fishing—not for food or competition.  It’s to enjoy the outdoors and the peace and relaxation a day on the river can bring. Although, I still like an occasional tug on the end of my line to add that “icing on the cake” to a day on the river. We had that and more on Sunday and Monday.  The cool and cloudy mornings were welcomed by the fish and fishermen alike.

The fish were rising to blue wing olives and midges.  We had good days using size 16 bead head pheasant tail nymphs and midge pupa.  Sometimes the trout mistake the midge pupa for a blue wing nymph since both are about the same size and color.  Fish slow and with patience making your drift and the rising fish will take your offering. A slight twitch at the end of the drift will sometimes make the difference. 

The river is low and clear with afternoon generation.  With the cooler temperature generation has been reduced to two to three hours with mostly one generator starting at 1:00 or 2:00 pm.

Good Fishing!!
Greg Seaton


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