October 6TH Double R Fishing Report
Monday, October 6, 2014:
The past several days on the Ranch water there has been a Blue Winged Olive hatch around 2:00 in the afternoon and a Mahogany Dun hatch around 3:30 p.m. and the sporadic appearance of those bugs here and there most afternoons before the height of the hatch. Oh, there have also been some rising fish in the morning, probably feeding on a few BWO duns or spinners. I suspect that this pattern will continue on these warm days before the weather takes a turn for the south. Guys are also scoring on beetles.
Yesterday afternoon I went out around 3:00 in search of the Mahogany Duns. As soon as I hit the water the breeze came up. I could see a few Mahogany Duns but they were getting blown off and the rise form of the trout indicated fish swirling below the surface. So, I tied on a #18 Pheasant Tail soft hackle tied with red dyed pheasant tail fibers which made it a good match for the Mahogany nymph. I ended up having an epic afternoon on the soft hackled flies, hooking 12 trout, landing 8 Rainbows up to 17 inches and missing several nice “tugs.” I’ll be out there this afternoon!