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

September 20, 2015:

September 20, 2015:


The past week of colder weather finally brought us the Fall hatches on the Double R Ranch stretch of Silver Creek. By that I mean Fall Baetis in a legitimate size 18 and Mahogany Duns running from size 16 to 14. I would like to be able to assure Members that these two hatches have finally become a daily event one can count on but both are cold weather insects and we have forecasted daily high temperatures in the mid-70s for the next week. I fished Thursday through Saturday and ran into the Baetis around 10:00 a.m. and Mahogany Duns around 2;00 p.m. each day but didn’t fish this warm Sunday nor did I receive any reports. I’ll try and discipline myself to keep Members posted on this blog.

Another development is the annual appearance of the rather large Ginger Caddis which runs about a size 12 about the same size as the White Miller Caddis we host every spring. I fought off two of these scary looking Creatures from the Insect Domain in my trailer last night. Soon there will be enough of these large caddis to interest fish late afternoon through dusk in the field water and behind my trailer. Good imitations include the X-Caddis, EZ Caddis and standard Elk Hair Caddis in sizes 10-14 with a ginger or rusty body.

Ants and beetles continue to be productive patterns all day, including when the trout are feeding on a hatch. Just drift these terrestrials over rising fish and hold on tight. I haven’t fished grasshopper patterns as of late so I can’t vouch for their effectiveness these days but, Hell, by all means give them a try when nothing else is working.