I initiated myself at the easy spot as I'm the beginner for the new season(!?). First one was a fine little brookie!!................wait, it was a little brown, I wasn't quite aware of that till I saw the pic on the screen!
PMD hatch was excellent on the Madison. It was some of the best hatch and trout actions I've ever seen.
Then I pursued my true desire and objective of the day.
Contrary to what some people claim, I didn't see any Salmonfly adults flying (well, it was a cold weather). I did try an adult dry imitation at likely spots but no look-ups at all.
But I knew this fly will work. Yes, this can be fished as a nymph but the most effective and stylish way to fish is: SWING in the legendary riffles and pools of Madison in the Park!!
A nice brown did answer my call!!
I pursued more. I then had much bigger taps and tugs!! This is BIIIIGGG!!!! - I thought.........
This massive WHITEFISH did take my large soft-hackle on SWING!!
Any fish taken by swinging soft-hackles are priceless!!
I'll be running around!
Either river or spring creek, either Salmonfly or PMD, keep checking my blog posts here.