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PostPosted: May 20th, 2017, 10:06 pm 
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Fished today, it's been a week with both high waters and high temps. Unfortunately my work schedule has really put my fishing on the back burner. I missed the complete Hendrickson Hatch which due to the wicked high temps came and went in very short order. Didn't get started until late as my original plans were changed as the weather wasn't as predicted. Go figure.
I fished streamers with a nymph tag, a streamer alone. Then switched to dry dropper rigs. Sporadically a fish would rise chasing either a caddis flitting or some sort of emerger. Which in turn I switched to emergers. Trying to figure what type of emerger when you can't ascertain what is hatching leaves one perfecting ones knot tying skills. I did have one sweet looking butterscotch bellied brown make a slash at one presentation. Later I did get a much smaller brown out of that lie on a caddis dry.
Another fish I worked for most of the afternoon. Periodically It would come up and make a commotion feeding on something. Usually it seemed to be emergers of some type. I repositioned myself and put a couple of drifts right down broadway, it was a parachute pheasant tail emerger tied leaning towards a sulpher. No takes after great looking (to me) drifts. He came up again and took another pair of emergers. This time I changed it up, a little spit on the emerger and running the tippet under my fingernail of the finger that I apply floatant. The next cast that fish had no problem inhaling that fly. All he wanted was it presented the way he wanted it.
Other than those two that was the extent of my interaction with fish today. It is great to be able to be out with great water levels and the best hatches to come.
Hope you everyone is having some great times on the water.
Ron

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PostPosted: May 21st, 2017, 9:36 pm 
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Nice report Ron - your posturing reminded me of the dynamic between a good batter and a veteran pitcher - my fishing more resembles dodge ball...Tight Lines!

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PostPosted: May 22nd, 2017, 8:10 pm 
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This past week-end the forecast was about 180* from reality. Sunday I fished nymphs 99.8 percent of the time. Found that #8 black stonefly nymphs was the trick. First fish was my heaviest for a while. A very broad shouldered brown that knew how to pull. A couple more browns. Got a pair of rainbows also. The largest I watched shoot up from his lair by a rock and slam a DSP. First time I've ever caught a fish on either a DSP or a ESP. Only saw maybe a a handful of rises.

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