Fished 6pm to dark in the TMA Thursday to a nice hatch of Blue Wing Olives #18, mixed with Isonychia #10-12, Sulphurs #16 & #18, Cream Cahill #14, and adult Tan Caddis #18. The trout were rising steadily throughout the evening and despite the mix of bugs continued to feed on the Blue Wing Olives (BWOs) until sundown with only one trout coming to net on a Sulphur and the rest on the BWOs. The DEEP stocked for the Fourth of July on Wednesday. Winter/Summer Caddis #18-22 have been hatching early morning to 11am, with adults on the water in the late afternoon and evening. Ants are working great at moments, especially when hatching activity is sporadic. -Grady
Another big Farmington brown, caught on Friday 7/3 by Mike Galarza. What a stunningly beautiful fish, with big red dots, perfect intact fins and incredible coloration. Measured against his net it was 20.5-21". They don't get much prettier than this one. I've never seen so many 20-21" holdover & wild browns as in 2015. Nymphers like Mike have been taking their fair share of the bigger fish (including a 29" brown back in May by Big Ed), but quite a few in the past few weeks have come on dry flies, and during moments of low light and/or higher flows streamers have tagged some pigs too.
UpCountry has just received a huge closeout of Hardy Zenith and Hardy Proaxis X fly rods- these are literally flying out the door, so don't wait or they will all be gone. As anyone who has been in earshot of me over the last few years knows, these are my absolutely favorite fly rods. These rods use Sintrix, a technology licensed from 3M which makes them stronger and nearly unbreakable under normal fishing conditions. You can find them in our flyshop or in our online store at a great discount. - Grady