September 6, 2015 at 11:00 am #4707
It seems we’ve run out of dry fly subjects. So, how’s your nymphing doing?September 6, 2015 at 7:58 pm #4708
Leaving Tuesday for a month back east – upstate NY and PA, maybe Ontario too. If my bum knee holds up and the bugs co-operate I’ll have something to report.September 6, 2015 at 11:39 pm #4709September 7, 2015 at 11:57 am #4710
No water here, river I mainly fish flowing around 18cfs and around 70 degrees in the morning…so no fishing. Also no rain in sight, not looking good. I got my PA license and am planning on trying some of the spring creeks in the near future.September 7, 2015 at 2:59 pm #4711
That sounds terrible.September 9, 2015 at 9:34 am #4714
The past few days have been historic lows for cfs on the South Branch of the Raritan River. Lowest recorded in 95 years of records on 9/9 was 18cfs in 1966, today it’s 15. (Average is only high 40’s for this week) Chance of rain/thunderstorms today so hopefully we get lucky.September 9, 2015 at 7:15 pm #4715
I still don’t own any nymphs, at least none that don’t float high. Fishing has been pretty good all summer in my necks of the woods (WYO, ID, MT). Plenty of cool water in most areas, and hatches running a few weeks ahead of schedule in most areas. The waters have all cooled off in recent days. “All Hell” is getting ready to break loose on all my haunts, and I’m leaving home for a month 10 days from now. Boxes are full of Baetis, Mahoganys, maybe a midge or two, a late PMD or Trico, and beetles & ants. Epic fall fishing is just getting started. Baetis Madness! Bankers hours following a hot breakfast. Fish rising until dusk. Don’t need much ice in the fridge. Heater running at night. Crowds, what crowds? God I love fall in the Rockies.September 9, 2015 at 10:32 pm #4716
I’m still comparing different flies against the Adams, whether it be a traditional Adams, parachute, or Delaware Adams. So far the only other fly I have that is giving the Adams a real challenge is a flying ant. But the ants are seasonal so I don’t know if I would really count those. But right now, they are giving the Adams a real run for the money.September 20, 2015 at 9:43 pm #4727
Creek, I fished that water yesterday and got a brookie, brown, and rainbow. In that order, I believe they were all wild fish. Never did that before and never got a brookie from that water prior. Was running about 20cfs. I was expecting really difficult fishing but was pleasantly surprised. The fly of choice was an Adams in size 16 and 20. Sorry, but I didn’t use any nymphs.September 20, 2015 at 10:28 pm #4728
I hope you know this thread was a joke? I haven’t owned a nymph in years.
Scotty…I hope you remember I only fished the Adams exclusively for one year as an experiment? I use a lot of different dries normally. Not to the point of a dedicated hatch matcher, but certainly more than just an Adams.September 21, 2015 at 10:33 am #4730
Yes I know it was a joke, I was only kidding with the nymph comment. 😀
I also took a trout on a caddis pattern whose name escapes me. I use a lot of caddis flies, probably as many or more than I do mayfly imitations.
The Adams is a good pattern for the Iso’s that should be hatching now. I think I saw some but I’m not entirely sure, there were very few. There were some small brown caddis hovering over the water along with different colored midges, and the occasional Iso spinner? Saw similar looking flies hatch but only a few.
September 21, 2015 at 6:28 pm #4732
- This reply was modified 2 years ago by Dark Waters.
I do remember Creek. The point is for me, I’m having a blast at this. I’m learning that the Adams ( from what I have seen ) is probably the best all around dry fly to use on the waters I fish. Like I said, I am comparing the Adams against other flies every week. Not only am I having fun catching fish and being in such beautiful areas, I’m kind of entertained with the battle of the fly box.
As for nymphs, I still tie them for my nephew, and sell them to some guys at work. The small streams are getting low and difficult to fish without spooking the fish. May have to break down and do a hopper dropper.
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