As soon as I hit the water, it was on! I broke off my first fish which ate a BHFB PT nymph and the re-tied with a shop van nymph. I figured they would eat that pattern just as easily as a tungsten BHFB PT. The shop van is easier and cheaper to tie. I was right. They ate it just fine. It was about 50/50 with the Mercury RS2 I had on trailing the Shop Vac. In about 45 minutes, I had landed or almost landed about 15 fish. Not bad. Throughout the day, that combo worked until the high sun pushed the fish down a bit. Still they ate well. Later in the day, I threw some dries. Not much happening there. Back to nymphs. A caddis pupa and a Prince nymph moved a couple of fish, but since there were now a few clouds filtering the sun, I switched the Prince to a #20 Chocolate Foam Back Emerger as I figured those fish would switch immediately to BWO emergers. Again, I was right in my assumption as the 2nd and 3rd and 4th cast produced fish. About 12 fish later, I retired the Foam Back Emerger. I was also ready to retire for the day. A great day on the water with perfect water and perfect weather. It was good.
|BHFB PT Nymph moved a few fish this morning.|
|This one ate a #20 Mercury RS2. The hook came out in the net.|
|2nd most popular pattern of the day. #20 Chocolate Foam Back Emerger.|
|Does it get any better than this?|