Monday, August 12, 2019

A Day on the Water

Colored Up & Full Kype

Saturday was spent on the water & the fish cooperated dawn-to-dusk.

Most fish were taken on nymphs.  Three fish came up for a caddis dry, but honestly focused on nymphs for most of the day.

 The Rainbow above was on a #18 Ruby Midge, as did 6-8 others.  

The Ruby Midge 

The RP Starling wet took fish throughout the day, yet oddly they were all browns?

The RP Starling

The "Ralph's Little Pine" accounted for a couple during the heat of the day.

Ralph's Little Pine

The largest fish of the day was a 22" bow with a broom for a tail and huge kype.  A long fight and being alone precluded a pic but it ended the day in good fashion.  He took the "Little Crappie Fly" under an indicator.  

Little Crappie Fly

Fish took everything from dry flies, to wets, streamers and nymphs. A great day on water with not a soul in sight. 


  1. That would be a good day in April. Incredible for Aug unless you're in a tailwater like our Farmington, here in CT but no other anglers?

    Now anticipating arrival of the Albies.

  2. It was certainly a different kind of day.

  3. Great fishing day Ralph. In summer is difficult for the fish to be active throughout the day, your flies have worked well! Congratulations!

  4. Agreed. The water I was on holds cooler water than many throughout the year. Plus, they seemed to be actively feeding on a white Caterpillar all day. I think that had them turned on just enough.

  5. Ralph
    Great trip with some quality trout landed---enjoyed the videos--thanks for sharing

  6. Thanks Bill. Appreciate the visit.

  7. That kype on the bow is impressive.
    Looking at the brown it appears to have marklings like a tiger.
    Your thoughts?

  8. It is similar Alan. But not a true Tiger I don't think? Maybe some lineage though. I have noticed more of them over the years.

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