Today it was a strange weather. It was cloudy & stormy with mix of light breezes from north & south. As long as we don't have brutal winds, we call it good weather in Paradise Valley!! I headed to DePuy for the 39th day with my Winter Pass. I could look & fish for large run-up spawning rainbows, but I'd rather wanted to experiment more tactics, spots, and new flies. The "day-opener" was this fine 'Bow, just when I was thinking "it's about time"!!
Then I got an answer for my new fly.........
I'm slightly embarrassed to show in public but here it is. Story and theory of this fly will be the next post.
Then I did enjoy "sight-fishing". No sirs & no mams, I did NOT target actual spawners. He was looking for a "date" for a "dinner" and bit on the meal I offered!!
So what am I missing? Well, I did expect hatches of midges & baetis and rising trout. I saw lots of midges & some baetis in the air for sure. Then I observed barely "a few" rises.......I tested my new fly, enjoyed sight-fishing, and observed lots of stuff for my note (beyond this post) so that would be too much a wish for one day, I guess.
I try to be the first one to report solid hatch & rise from Paradise Valley.