One more scorcher today then it looks like we might get a break from the high temperatures. Lower 90s and possibly some upper 80s in the forecast over the next week into the weekend. The down side of that, if there is one, is that there are chances of rain scattered throughout the week also. No thunder and lightning….I can handle that!
Pretty much the same generation pattern this past week as the week before. Low generation in the morning until 11:00 a.m. or later, then they ramp up to the equivalent of two units and usually an hour or two later, up to three. It is back down to a low one unit by 9:00 p.m. or so.
Wednesday Jim back on the water with Gina this week. How about this pretty brown? They worked for their fish, but had a fun day on the ruby 2 dropped from a chartreuse egg pattern. He was ready for a full day, but once out there for a while, they both decided half a day was enough. Time for another shade break! Jim was on the water with Carl and his son Paul. Carl comes from Ohio and visits us once a year so every year is a new start. But he has fun every year learning how to fly fish again. Best patterns were the CQ streamer and the white grub.
Carolyn had a brand new fly fisher, Jerry from Kansas, on the water
Thursday. His objectives were to learn and then catch some fish, learn and catch some fish…so, that’s what we did. Had a pretty good day on the ruby two under the big ruby and he even caught several stripping the Tiger Tail on a 3 ips sinking trip. Right now, the nymph-style fishing is his favorite. We were already drinking water at 9:00 a.m. Good day and he picked up casting quickly although he went home hearing my voice in the background saying “don’t bend your wrist!”
Jacque spent the morning on the water with Dana this past Friday. Tough day for them. Worked hard and caught some fish on the copperhead black midge under the big ruby.
Saturday, Stan had Bryan and Jack on the water. Bryan used to fly fish a lot but has been out of it for several years. He decided it was time to get back to it. He was glad he did as they had a good day with the ruby 2 or P&P under the big ruby.