Thursday, October 29, 2015

Thursday 10/29/15 - Great Water Levels & George Daniel

Last night's rain brings the Farmington to a nice medium 400cfs. Look for the level to drop off rapidly throughout the day now that the rain has past. Streamers would be my first pick today with the higher flows to spur the aggressive fall trout. Use brighter colors in your streamers including yellows and oranges for best effect. We have had some great afternoon hatches of Blue Wing Olives #22-24 this week along with some Rusty Spinners in matching sizes. Winter Caddis #20-24 have been hatching early to mid morning. In the afternoons look for Tan Caddis #16-18, October Caddis #10-14 and Isonychia #12-14. Nymphwise, use Yellow Stoneflies #12-16, Black Stoneflies 8-14, Egg Flies #12-18, Hot Spot Baetis #16-20, Blue Wing Olive #16-22, Rainbow Warrior #16-18, Tan Caddis Pupa #14-16, Green Caddis Larva #14-16, Pheasant Tails #16-22, Prince Nymph #12-14.

One of the top anglers in the world, George Daniel will be here on Saturday, Oct 31 from 3-5pm signing his new book on streamer fishing, "Strip-Set". Done in similar format to his amazing "Dynamic Nymphing" book, this book covers it all and includes hundreds of beautiful color photos. Equipment (rods/ lines/leaders/tippet), the relationship between predator & prey, reading the water, his favorite streamers (and pattern recipes), his "system" (upstream, across, and downstream with floating, sink-tip & sinking lines). He categorizes all streamers into 6 categories: swimming, jigging, swinging, dead-drift, floating, and hanger/suspender. You get a peek into his personal fly boxes stuffed with small, medium and large flies. He also covers night fishing, and all the nuances of how to properly present your fly. We will have plenty on hand for purchase as well as copies of his best-selling "Dynamic Nymphing".