Camping and fly fishing is almost a perfect mixture when combined with good friends. What is more important, the camping or the fly fishing? Well both! Karen and I have been out a lot and the fly fishing on the eastern slopes has been exceptional. The cutts should be looking up this long weekend.
Sitting in camp enjoying an extra cup of coffee and the "Swampers Special" for breakfast makes for a great start to a leisurely day of fly fishing. You know that the cutthroat trout will be willing.
One day was quite overcast and we did see some green drakes and the cutts devoured them when given a chance. You can hear the hoppers everywhere so any hopper imitation is also a great choice.
Nymphing, well all you need is a size 14 or 16 flashback and some split shot to ensure your flies are down deep.
We did notice that many cutts moved up into the riffles above pools to feed. Its a place often overlooked.
Enjoy August long weekend. The fly fishing should be awesome. Stay safe.
...photo courtesy of Lynn Hetherington