Wednesday, June 6, 2012
We had the opportunity to float this week, and all I can say is....WOW! 13hrs on the water went by exceptionally fast, and the fishing was outstanding. It was a cool-cold, cloudy, drizzly day, and as has been the case this year, the bugs brought out the whale-backs. Slate Drakes, BWO, Caddis, Light Cahills, Yellow Cahills, Orange Cahills, cats and dogs playing together, fantastic. We started out in the morning underneath, and the action wasn't furious, but it was consistent. We picked up several solid fish thru 1:00pm. The small olives were the first buffet to entice risers, and the slower water didn't disappoint. While exhibiting some selectivity, we still caught several nice fish on top. Next on the menu were big, fat Slate Drakes. The hatch was in full swing by 2:00pm and lasted several hours. The fish went nuts for these guys, and as has happened only a few times to me in many years of trouting with the fly, it almost seemed too easy! Cast after cast after cast, double after double, it was on like Donkey Kong. Four hours of top water ecstasy, while we were afloat and able to cover the entire water, it was one of those days that will go down in the memory banks and probably not repeat itself for many moons. I'm not gonna put up numbers and size counts because it ain't gonna be believable to most people, but I'll go to sleep at night knowing the doubters are dead wrong.