Monday, April 24, 2017
The Ware - What A difference A Day Makes
In early May, as the trees begin to leaf out, the first hatches of medium sized mayflies float skyward, led by the Quill Gordon and then, a few days later, the Hendricksons. Thomas Ames Jr. in Hatch Guide For New England Streams
Friday - the weather guys (bunnies) said that the temperatures would make it into the 50's. Try 45 for a high. We did well scoring a triple as far as trout species were concerned. Not a bad day but we expected more. No hatches to speak of.
Saturday - left our first location with my waders covered with Quill Gordon nymphs. After going upstream where we missed some hook ups we went back down to our first place (Church Street) where we ran into an epic hatch of Quill Gordans. My guy went back after we left but I don't have a report from him as of yet BUT the water was covered with freshly hatched dun. We did well before the hatch and after.
Now Sunday - Blue Bird clear skies which I HATE because there were flies on the water BUT nothing was rising. The flies on the water were less than the two previous cloudy days and the trout knew it. They rose to nothing. The few fly fishers that we met did nothing. The place is loaded with trout but they would not cooperate.
The BLAME - not technique, my clients was GOOD when it comes to presentation. A CLEAR blue Bird sky turns things off and that is it.
Note - we did find a few early Henderickons on Sunday. Watch the next few weeks!!
The Ware is prime time water for the early mayfly hatches. You have to see this if you have spent your fly fishing nymphing your brains out. This is a different game that has been played for a hundred years.
Introduce your self to it.
Posted by Millers River Flyfisher at 5:46 PM
Labels: Fly Fishers Guide To The Millers River, Fly Fishing Instruction, guided fly fishing trips on th East Branch of the Westfield River