There are evenings on a trout river that you know you will remember for a longggg time. I just added two to the memory bank this week.
It finally came to my attention that I hadn't had a fly rod in my hand for a week. Well, my fly rod anyway. The guiding schedule has been packed and I had overlooked my favorite client - ME. So off to the Ware River on Monday evening where I was greeted to a decent flow, a steady caddis hatch and lots of small but eager browns. An olive soft hackle did the trick as did it's CDC hybrid. Maybe it's because it was Monday evening but nobody was there as I worked a half mile of river and caught a lot of browns. Once the word gets out that the trout are on the smallish size the meat hunters will lose interest. I won't!!! The sun was getting low, birds were swooping down over the river picking of caddis flies, browns were working the surface and I was putting a bend in my bamboo rod many times over!!
Tuesday evening was spent with Brad as we plied the Swift in search of it's native brookies. It's funny but we couldn't buy a fish up by the horse farm as the brookies refused everything but 100 yards downstream we cleaned house. I went into the double digits working size 22 and 24 thread flies on the surface while Brad did the same with soft hackles. Again, we had the place to ourselves. The brook trout were small with the largest being about 8 inches BUT they are the REAL THING and we were fishing for them.
A perfect evening on a trout stream!!!!!
THIS DATE HAS BEEN TAKEN!!
Now, I have an OPENING for this SATURDAY May 14 for either a full or half day trip for one or two people. Pick your river! Here is how you get it: be the first to respond by EMAIL and it's yours. Phone calls or texts do not count. Using this date to reschedule a future trip is not allowed. On your mark, get set, GO!!