Sunday, November 13, 2011

Nice November.

These last few weeks have been some of the best all fall. If you like nymphing, sink tips and split shot you are smiling. If you're a dry kind of guy (or gal) it's been really well, dry. Keeping an open mind and a skunk works philosophy certainly contributes to the bent rod.

Nymphing: Edging out the streamer. P.Ts, Copper Johns, Micro Rockworm in sizes 18-22 keep on trucking. Czech Nymphs holding everything down in the zone. Takes can be subtle this time of season. Whether or not to use an indicator is dependent on the clarity, speed and volume. Some places yes. Others naked. High sticking Czech style. Mix it up.

Soft Hackles: Still doing the voodoo that they do. Smaller sizes lately. Try something in a 16 or 18. Let it hang at the end of the swing. Sweep set increasing hook ups.

Streamers: Early morning or dusk. Midday has been slow. Still throwing doubles and dropping down in size. Sizes 8-12 have turned on a few respectable fish. Sink tip dead drift techniques are producing at an agonizing pace. Our patience has been rewarded.

Dry Fly: It's nice to be prepared for rising fish. It's better to take a bite of the reality sandwich and prepare to work subsurface. Having midge and blue wing patterns in the kit for sure. Risers are few and far between.

Get out there before the lock jaw winter bite cometh.

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  1. A lot of truths written above.
    I hope the winter stuff is a lie.

  2. Brk Trt...I'd like to think I'm an optimist. I see winter in the future.