Beetle and Ant ……That’s The Rant…….
Sat….July 30, 2011…….Quite a hot start to the morning, it was nearly 80F when I left this morning at 600am……looks like hot today and maybe some relief tomorrow in the way of showers and t storms. On the Smitty today with Tom Jackson doing some R& D fishing with a box chocked full of new beetle and ant patterns. Have caught about 10 fish so far, all on dries…..nine on beetles and one on a carpenter ant. Also managed a rainbow on one of my budding CDC midge emergers. Tom and I ate purposefully fishing several spots that have tough fish as they are always good to test new flies on. If you catch fish I have found its good confirmation as to the merits of a fly pattern. These fish are tough……! One reason so many folks don’t have fond feelings for this river. But I do, because most of what we catch are wild browns and we almost always get them on dry flies.
Enjoy your Saturday and more fishing reports later when we finish…
Jeff Wilkins Fly Fishing
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