Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Early Season Dry Fly Action...

Solid Brown that Mike landed.

This Rainbow put up a great fight.

The new rubber net is a huge hit with us and our flies that do not get tangled in them.

Myself with with the 1st brown of the day.

The fish looked very healthy for this time of the year.

Boy did they love that Midge.

Nice close up of a Spring Creek Brown.
This pose is becoming a trend with Mike.

Went to State College yesterday with Mike to get some early season dry fly fishing in at Spring Creek. The olives were very sporadic throughout the day and fish were not on them as we anticipated going into the day. The water temperature was about 42 degrees and we felt that didn't help the olive situation. I fished my scud and pheasant tail pattern but they did not want either. We both switched over to a midge as a dropper and it produced for both of us. Mike used a small #22 black midge and had great success with a #20 Bead head Brown Midge. The takes by all of the fish were very subtle and I spent most of the day sight nymphing to fish in the riffles and very thin water. In some slow pools, Mike did well casting to rising fish with a #18 BWO. He ended up with 5 on dries for the day. By the end of the day, the fish were rising to midges on the surface. We had no answer for them or small enough that would accommodate the feeding fish. With all of the rain in the forecast for the next 4 days, it was good to get out and fish before the waters locally will be extremely high and muddy for some time. I will post my midge on the next post that I had alot of success with on this trip.

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