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.