Sunday, May 27, 2012
Skwala Stones on the Red Deer River
The skwalas are out along the Red Deer River. Judging by the numbers of skwalas I have seen along the bike paths, I bet the Red Deer River browns are looking up! A green/black stimulator or foam stone from sizes 8 to 12 can be a great choice to get into a nice trout. Of course the goldeye will be enjoying these BIG meals as well. Go for a walk along the trails or float the Red Deer River and you might find a snout or two enjoying these stoneflies. Keep a sharp eye along the willows and aspen. My favorite hatch is right around the corner. Enjoy the skwalas for the next short while. The dam operator will have lots to say about your fishing opportunities along the Red Deer River. Right now the river is low and clear. That means a well presented fly is a must.
The word on the river is that the browns are also after caddis, small caddis.
Colton caught this 25 inch brown gulping down skwalas. Way to go Colton!