STREAM CONDITIONS AND BLOG
Yesterday morning I was on the water almost at first light to beat the forecasted storms and although I did for awhile and a tremendous outing was in the works, it was Mother Nature who had the last word and I was left scurrying for cover as lightning flashed and the deluge of rain came. Explored new water and it didn't disappoint as many good fish were landed along with same real dandies that failed to meet the net :-( With no hatches happening and lack of classic riffle / pool runs to nymph, I threw Woolly Buggers in an attempt to coax the big Browns from their undercut bank and vegetation mat hides. This turned out to be quite effective ..... right up to the point I had to bail for the safety of my vehicle. The rain continued throughout the day blowing most streams in the area, So, on tap for the day: writing this blog, tying more Woolly Buggers and patching the waders I ripped yesterday!
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.