Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Memorial Day Weekend On The Millers - Bears Den
I didn't cast a fly this weekend but the guys that I guided did. Two days were spent working the Bears Den From S. Royalston to the Gorge Pool. The crowds that I thought that we would encounter failed to materialize. We saw six fly fishers on Saturday and five on Sunday. Watching and asking showed that my guys took about 80% of the trout (all browns). The flies making the honor roll were: black and olive buggers (duh), the Moby Dick Wet (it took a NATIVE brown), a black nose dace (1st trout caught on a fly that my client tied!!!!!!!!!!!!)and a size 10 white marabou streamer.
I remember a Memorial Day weekend six or so years ago when the Rezendes Pool exploded with rises at 11am. That didn't happen this weekend but I believe, if the past is any indication, that June evenings will provide that surface action.
I hate to do this BUT let's hope for a little rain. Maybe one good rainy day a week. That would be nice!!
The EB is PERFECT right now!!!
The "green fly" is a damsel fly. They will be hatching all over the stream banks this week. It's the nymph that matters.
Posted by Millers River Flyfisher at 6:16 PM