July 12TH Double R Fishing Report
Saturday, July 12, 2014:
On Friday morning I had my best session fishing the Trico hatch of this season. I got out early which I stress is one very important key to a good day, around 7:30 a.m., and the fish were already rising all over the place. I fished Beat 4 and took out at Beat 3. I decided to ignore the hordes of White Miller Caddis that were hovering over the water. I saw just a few Tricos and that was enough to convince me to stick with the fly on my leader which had been so effective two days earlier, Rene Harrop’s olive bodied Trico No Hackle in size 22. My 6X tippet did not seem to spook the trout. There was no wind so the creek’s surface was like glass and the No Hackle was quite visible to me. I took the approach of moving my float tube back and forth so that I was in a position to cast directly downstream to the fish and watch the fly as it was inhaled by trout. I landed a dozen fish, mostly mid-sized Rainbows, but I played a rather large trout for 5 minutes before the hook pulled out on his third strong run. Delightful! I called it a day at 11:00 a.m. While I sat on a bench shooting the breeze with a couple of Members a half dozen Callibaetis duns took a rest on my black tee shirt. I would have jumped back in the creek but I had foregone breakfast this morning . . . .