Picabo Angler

Pee-Ka-Boo is a Native American word meaning "Shining Waters."

Picabo Angler is a destination: A full-service fly shop & outfitter located on the banks of world-renowned Silver Creek

June 2 Double R Report

Monday, June 2, 2014:

When I launched my float tube on the lower field there were a few Blue Winged Olive spinners tapping down on the water surface, about a size 16 with brown bodies.  I tried a BWO Hatchmatcher and a BWO Hackle Stacker but the fish were not interested at all.  I thought that the body color might be the “trigger” so I found a brown bodied cripple in my fly box and it immediately produced two fish.   A really strong hatch of Pale Morning Duns came off starting around 10:00 a.m.  They were huge, about a size 14.  I got a lot of interest when I tied on a #14 PMC CDC Winged Parachute, landing another 6 fish and losing a bunch by pulling the fly out of the mouths of fish, having the 6X tippet snap, striking too quickly, etc.  I landed more fish when I cut back the leader to 5 X.  The PMD hatch went on for several hours.  KI caught my first Brown trout of the season.  There were only 2 or 3 other parties of anglers on the Ranch water; it’s a great time to fish in solitude. 

Doug Andres

Stream Keeper