Seeing Some Wading Time!

Since Friday, we have had a little wading time every day except today.  Friday the water was off until 3:00 p.m.  Saturday it was off all day except to about an hour at 5:00 p.m.  Sunday they started it up at 10:00 a.m., but it was pouring down rain anyway.  Monday there was a small window from midnight until 6:30 a.m. and Tuesday it was good until 6:00 p.m.  A little shot of wader from 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 a.m.  Today is another story.  It came on at midnight and is still on.  Projection is to run water all day,.  So far we have only come up 3/10s of a foot from the heavy rains we had yesterday.  Let’s hope we don’t come up much more and we can have another weekend of wading!

Both Darrell and Stan were on the water Satruday.  Dareell had Joe and David from Kansas out for half a day.  Very good day on the copper dun and burgundy midges.  Slow start at first, but when they zoned in, he wore them out.  Stan’s scenario with half day for Price and Marge, also from Kansas.  Slow start in the morning, but picked up with a vengence on the Primrose & Pearl midge. 

Sunday, Gina with on the water with a good friend, Valley, from Oklahoma, who brought with her Zach, also from Oklahoma.  Zach is a 16 years old young man who made the traveling team of U.S. Fly Fishing Team for this year.  The tryouts were May 8-10 in Lamar, PA.  He is an amazing caster and intense fisher, and as Gina said "very brave to be hanging out with Valley and me".  They had a great time and caught lots of fish.

 

Zach’s bio from the website www.usyouthflyfishingteam.com reads as follows"

Zach Bearden                                                                                                                                                                    Gore, OK

Zach started fishing when he was 4 with his Mom and older brother.  He then fished bass tournaments with his father when he was about 9.  Then when he was 10 he decided he liked the idea of fishing with a flyrod.  He had some of the best local teachers to assist him as he learned to fish for trout.  His mentor was Kelly Gattenby.  He spent many a day on the Lower Illinois River with Kelly catching Striper and Trout.                When he was 14 he traveled to Livingston, MT to the FFF National Conclave with the Native Women Fly Fishers.  He competed in the casting competition and won first place in the Men’s Division.                               In 2008 he was chosen to fish in Frisco, CO with the America Cup Youth Team.  He learned a great wealth of information from the competition.                                                                                                                                  Zach also ties flies and ties at local shows.  He is truly excited to have this opportunity to fish with some of the best fly fishing anglers in the world.                                                                                                                              Zach is an active member of the Gore band.  He plays the Euphonium and will be the section leader for the Brass of the band his Jr. year in High School.                                                    

Lots of people coming into the shop are commenting on the nice size of the fish they are catching.  Monday and Teusday, many people were catching fish on anything white.  White egg patterns, grubs, jigs, etc…just white. 

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