We were expecting the PMD hatch, of course. As a guide, it had been a clockwork routine for over the past 3 weeks that I could rely on. However there was a sudden change............
Actually the day started very well.
Do you see any PMD (typically we find PMD spinners for the morning pumps)?
After lunch, it was more challenging. One spot, one method, and/or one fly worked better than the other. Over all, we decoded one by one and we picked up trout.
sulphur mayfly, which has been a KEY for the season (though it may be a short period) to interest trout in the afternoon. I tied on a single dry-fly for the Lady Angler. The rise was at not an easy spot of the creek. After some adjustments, she made a decent cast, followed by a very good looking natural drift. Then came a sipping rise...........Perfect hook-set!!, which was followed by an exciting tug of war!
So, if I had known and relied on one particular action at the creek, it could have had been a poor fishing day for my clients. However, I kept my ears open for information from others and kept my eyes out for observation. Then my clients were patient and open for new situations. What I'm proud of somewhat is, as seen above, we fished for rising trout and insect hatches most of the day!
Thank you for great memories and hard working, Gary & Diane, Hope to see you again!