Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Games Fly Fishers Play
Saturday morning at 6:45 found only ONE CAR at the Y Pool parking lot. Lucky me! Fifteen minutes later I'm on the bubbler arm with only three hours to play. I've always wanted to work this experiment on this river: take one pattern, start small, catch some trout (or just hook some trout as it is on this river) and then increase the pattern size until they stop hitting.
On went a #24 hot spot. I hooked trout. Then a change to a #20 in the same pattern. More trout! Now a #18 and the trout still smacked my offering. Then a #16 hot spot. Only one fish in 45 minutes bothered the size 16!
What does this prove? Probably nothing except that those Swift bows (and one brown) like smaller flies.
This was a simple game played out on a few stolen hours on this lovely stream. It was fun!!
I take the protection of rivers like the Millers and the Swift very seriously. The fishing? It's a wonderful pastime.!!
Posted by Millers River Flyfisher at 9:40 PM