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Saturday, September 26, 2020

Scuds-12 Inches down along the bank


I could tell there is a cruiser right along the bank cycling. It is eating. I even walked down the shore to look. Interestingly enough, there were several rainbows gorging on scuds not 2 feet from shore. We tied on a small balanced fly that had scud colours, and bam it was game on. I talked to another fly fisher who was kicking around with an intermediate line with a floating boatmen and a sinking boatmen in tandem. He also was doing great.


Fall is a great time to be out on the water! Get out there before it is time to winterize!

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Red Deer River Trifecta on a Sunny Tuesday Afternoon


A beautiful sunny fall afternoon on the Red Deer River is to be cherished. I never know how the afternoon is going to unfold. Today I started out chasing walleye, then I switched it up to target whitefish and several browns were also hanging out in the same area! Pretty much a perfect afternoon except I was missing Karen and Pepper the Hound! 

The whites and browns loved Frenchies and Rainbow Warriors and the walleye, the candy corn balanced fly! Lots of split shot helps get the flies in the zone!

...tomorrow!








 

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Fabulous Week of Fly Fishing and Camping with Family and Friends


What a fantastic week. We set up at Fish Lake. You have to book on line to camp there this year due to COVID-19. My kids, grandkids and friends came out joined us for a fun filled week. We fly fished a lot and hiked. Fish Lake is still fishing fantastic. We used chironomids, micro leeches and boatmen about 5 feet down with a lot of success. The rainbows are stockers and they sure were willing. We took our son-in-law and grandkids out on the lake. Great fun. We were also quite close to several fantastic cutthroat rivers. We chased cutthroat as well. Now that was fantastic. We celebrated birthdays, solved many world problems, and just stared at the evening fire. Nothing could be better than turning off reality for an entire week. My grandkids were the keepers of the fire. They took their job seriously!

We mostly nymphed while cutthroat fly fishing although we did see a BWO hatch and we rigged up dry flies and caught cutties with size 18 flies.

Still lots of camping and fly fishing out there before winter sets in!