Only day before yesterday, I wrote "summer mode is still lingering........." but I don't say something in the middle any more. I simply say "it's early fall mode" here in Yellowstone Country. It's definitely cool to cold in the morning. I still wet-wade but ready for G4 PRO any time.
Yesterday I left my house in Livingston for Yellowstone Park. It was late on purpose (mostly for Part 2!!). I chatted some at Parks' Fly Shop and headed to, deciding while driving, Lamar River. It's just about time for Green Drake!! (Photo from last year).
I started with Green Drake imitation along with Foam Attractors and ants. I caught a so-so one and pumped its stomach. I was guessing just right.............
My favorite is Furimsky's Extended Body Foam Green Drake (click for tying video by Hopper Juan!) that I modified some for my own intention. I wanted it to be more slender and sparser. Yet my tie is unsinkable as tied with foam and synthetic wing!!
Then I hit a JACKPOT and earned a top score!!
This is THE BEST Yellowstone Cutty for me!! Solid, massive, and heavy!!
Only several minutes later, I caught the second best!!
A bit tired and sore from summer bites.........
Lamar can be very popular = crowded. However, as a guide and an angler, I can navigate through the river and crowds and get into fish!! This was very satisfying but it was not all for yesterday....... To be continued to Part 2.