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June 27, 2016

June 27, 2016

The third consecutive day of good fishing! I fished the Double R field water with a friend of a friend. Initially, there was a flight of White Miller Caddis, though not as dense as on prior mornings, but the fish were taking them off the surface here and there. We then experienced a pretty nice hatch of #20 Blue Winged Olives, The trout would rise to the fly but we had a hard time hooking them. We had our best action on ant patterns. I eventually landed two Rainbows on a flying ant pattern, one of which ran about 17 inches and fought like a big ole Brown trout. The only reason I tied on a flying ant pattern was because one of those insects landed on my boot when I was lacing up early in the morning. We also sighted some spent Callibaetis spinners early on and I probably could have switched to the classic Hen Winged Spinner. When we exited the creel around 2:00 there were a fair number of Callibaetis spinners and damsels hovering over the creek.

Since the forecast calls for very little wind until Sunday, I would think that we should have some excellent casting to working fish the next 4 days out in the field and on The Pond.

Doug Andres, Stream Keeper, Double R Ranch