Sunday, June 26, 2016
Cutthroat, Cows and Stoneflies
Today was just about perfect. We put our trip to the west country off a day to avoid showers (and to do yard work). It was so worth it! Spending an awesome day in the sunshine with my wife fly fishing for hungry trout was the perfect way to spend a Sunday! We did have to tangle with some feisty cows that would not get out of the way so it felt a bit like a round up at times as we headed to our destination!
We finally arrived at the section of river we wanted to fly fish. Karen quickly scrambled down the bank with Pepper, Tiki and I right behind her. We rigged up. Karen got the first cast out and the drift was short when a colourful cutthroat devoured her stonefly imitation! Catching a fish on the first cast can be a bad omen but not today! Today was a foam fest! The cutts were looking up and more than willing to strike our imposters. Cutthroat love big blue sky days as well!
We quit at about 3:15 pm. I love the fact that cutthroat are so civil. They seem to like bankers hours. We were back home at 5:30 in the afternoon and yes we had our fill of catching colourful cutthroat trout!