Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Fooled by the Front

First time fly fishers Carolyn and Cindy came up early Monday morning from Denver to hook up in the Big T. Despite the wind they got many hookups and a few landings in the morning. Almost all on Rainbow Warriors #18 and #20. Stomach samples showed long midge larvae, pupae, and BWOs. After lunch, the BWOs were coming off readily, a few clouds showed up, water temp was 50, and a couple of splashes at the surface. Seemed like a good time to learn to fish the dry fly. We re-rigged, did some casting lessons and partly cloudy turned to overcast while the air temp dropped noticeably. No more surfacing from the fish. What do fish have against a pressure drop? And how can they tell? Oh well, we went back to the RW and got some more hookups before the front sent us on down ... just like the fish ;-). -- Wallace Westfeldt

Cindy with a Rainbow

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