After peaceful "pseudo" spring days, last Sunday turned out to be very cold. Today..........even colder. But I HAD TO go fishing. It seemed I would be doing my routine and I did. I did catch more other trout before and after dry-fly time. For this post, let's focus on only the "dry" part. Just about 3PM, I started to see circles on the surface. One, two,........those were definitely trout rises. With my quick pocket seine and rise forms, I determined midges were hatching. I considered to run back to my truck quickly and grab my "dry-rig". Well, I was a bit far away. I decided to fix my "nymph-ring" as quick as I could. I tied on Goose Biot Midge!!
Very first cast!! He chased my fly downstream after it passed above him!! HAPPY!!
Routine "pump"!! So he was taking "pupa", "adult", and "cripple/emerger" (potentially).
In a next few cast later!! Victory!!
I kept catching!! Almost every cast into rises or likely spots!! This was the last one!!
One more pump. Mostly midges.........
ONE Blue-Winged-Olive Dun was found.
Well, air temperature went back to winter-like but spring has come to the creek. Of course more and more rainbows are coming into the creek from Yellowstone River. Then again, midge hatch is officially on now!! BWO hatch will follow soon.
So visit the creek with your own expectation ("wanna catch big river trout", "fish for rises", etc) and fish accordingly!!