This afternoon I have had one of the BEST spring hatches and dry-fly fishing at DePuy's (www.depuyspringcreek.com). However weather was far from spring nor "DRY". And then THAT'S WHY hatches were so wonderful.......... Let's review.
It was cold today from morning though winds remained calm all day. By the time I got to the creek in the afternoon, it looked snow would come any moment. To get started, I started nymphing just like a regular routine. I caught a few and I felt kinda slow. But also I felt something: Something that came from all of those hours and days of experience at the creek. When strong hatches are expected, bites on streamers and nymphs tend to be slow..........Today was no exception. I looked for spots with rises patiently. After 2:30pm, I finally located constant rises. They are on midges. Again and again, my go-to Goose Biot Midge did wonderful jobs!!
First catch!! Over all, trout I caught today were larger than past reports and fought harder on my light 4-wt rod!! Trust me, I am NOT using pictures from December or January!! This is today, the day after First Day of Spring!!
Next one was a really nice brown!!
Of course my own Pheasant Tail Mayfly Cripple worked very well!!
This ended up the last one at about 4:30pm.
Its content surprised me!! Midge, BWO, and a large mayfly!!?? PMD, I suppose!?
Apparently this is BWO (baetis) Dun.
Have a good weekend, everyone.