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Old 05-05-2019, 05:25 PM   #1
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A good day but still cold

Had a good day today stillwater fly fishing. Surface temp low 50's. Got a pretty big rainbow on a leech pattern. The fish fought nicely. Not sure how big as I left it in the water to not overstress it. I would guess 16-18 inches.



The best part was there was a big midge hatch during the mid morning. This happened right above a coontail weed bed. I was lucky to see then emerging and learned a lot. They rise to the surface very slowly and a lot of them end up stillborn. Going to tie up some this week including the stillborn version. The closest thing I had in my fly box was a small cream colored grub pattern that I managed to get some strikes on. Can't wait to try again.

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Old 05-05-2019, 07:11 PM   #2
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Nice hefty fish. Congrats
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Old 05-06-2019, 08:17 AM   #3
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That is a nice looking fish, congrats!!
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That's a nice catch!
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Old 05-06-2019, 06:41 PM   #5
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real nice all I could manage this last weekend was a strapping 7 to 8 inches chap.

No. pic so did it really happen?


Yes a nice midge hatch but limited by bank fishing, I really must get a tube or canoe
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Very nice!
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Yes a nice midge hatch but limited by bank fishing, I really must get a tube or canoe
Thanks guys. Yes the midge hatch was fascinating to watch. I just sat there quietly and tried to learn as much as possible. That's what makes fly fishing so fascinating. Learning about the ecosystems. It gives you a newfound reverence for nature and the wonderful things that happen right under our noses.

My favorite are the caddis. Those suckers follow me around in my canoe at dusk. They are very entertaining.

Then there are the dragonflies that like to land on me. At least they keep the mosquitoes away!

Tight lines!
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