August 4TH Double R Fishing Report "THE PISTACHIO DUN"
Tuesday, August 5, 2014:
Those anglers who put on a rain slick and braved the persistent drizzle enjoyed some fast fishing when the breeze let up and the precipitation waned (at least temporarily). It was classic Blue Winged Olive weather on the field water but reportedly The Pond was dead as Bin Laden. The forecast for the next couple of days calls for more of the same, so suit up and gut it out Pilgrim!
THE PISTACHIO DUN . . . .
When the weather cools down seriously there is an isolated hatch of a species in the Baetis family which either Bob Turzian or I named The Pistachio Dun. I’ve seen this rather striking mayfly in September or October on the Double R and also a couple of hundred yards above the Picabo Bridge, so you could encounter it anywhere on Silver Creek. It looks like the usual Baetis except that the body color is a bright pistachio color and it is a rather large BWO; I fish a size 18. Just any dry BWO pattern will work during this hatch as long as it bears a pistachio body. For dubbing I use the “Caddis Green” Professional Dubbing put out by Trout Hunter/Rene Harrop. I tie it with a light colored wing so that I can easily see the fly. My favorite design involves wings fashioned from pulled down white CDC.
Hook: Daiichi 1110 or standard dry fly hook.
Tail: Light or medium dun Microfibbets or similar tailing material.
Wings: Pulled down (reversed tied) CDC, white or light dun.
Hackle: Grizzly or medium dun Whiting 100 saddle hackle (or similar)
Tip: After fly is completed, apply head cement to wings for durability.