STREAM CONDITIONS AND BLOG
Sometimes a little stain to the water allows the fly fisher better concealment and the bigger fish are more vulnerable. This was the case today. A bright flashy nymph like the Pink Squirrel produced numerous fish over 12 inches in a short time. Skating the Tan Elk Hair Caddis would trigger vicious strikes. The movement was key. The visibility did not allow them to hit the dead drift but some action usually resulted in a splashy take. Cooler and cloudy weather also made small streams q little easier to stalk fish. It was a great day in Bluff Country.
Melvin Hayner is the owner of The Driftless Fly Fishing Company in Preston, Mn. He has been fishing this area for over 23 years and guiding here for over a decade. Some reports will be from other reliable sources around the Driftless area. Thanks guys.