Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Fall on the River with Greg and Mike

The weather is turning from warm weather to wader weather. We worked a little on presentation and delivering the fly, then climbed into the boat. A couple pulls on the oars and the current wrapped around the hull, then we began our drift toward feeding fish. 
It wasn't long before the fish were responding to the nymphs and midges. Greg and Mike were both into fish within the first 10 minutes of their drifts. Business picked up even more when we located a large pod of feeding fish. We collected some doubles along the way as the morning fog lingered.
We continued floating and hitting most of the structure. Creeks that joined the river held some good fish as well. The fish were eating, but not rising and we never really got into good rises. The dries would stay in the box and we would adjusting indicators most of the trip. Later in the afternoon we would have a shot at rising fish.
After lunch we were back on in the drifter and continuing to seek out the best structure. Greg was on the boat a couple months ago and he knows the routine. But this was Mike's first time to fish from the braces. He was in the groove quickly on this trip and began to understand presentation as the shoals passed under the boat one by one.
We stopped along the way to break out the dry flies, but nymphs were still the king of catching. Presentations had to be spot-on and presentations made of anything less wouldn't work on this day. Greg and Mike were both presenting a good fly so there were no worries about getting a bite when we passed the most likely places. On the final leg of the trip we boat a few more fish. The sun began to settle behind the trees and as that happened fishing slowed. We rowed to the takeout and soon the bow touched the gravel bar on another good trip. Greg and Mike, nice job guys it was a pleasure to spend a day on the river. See you on our next float.

The weather continues to move toward waders and fleece. We are moving into shorter days, but there is still time to get good floats where we are presenting flies to feeding fish.
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