Where Has the Week Gone?!

Water off this morning and the projection says it will be off all day.  If I remember correctly, that was the projection for last Friday and they did run some water in the after noon then kept it off all weekend.  Kind of think that will again be the scenario for this weekend.  Would be nice.

This past week was "Johnson" week.  We had three different parties out and all of them had last names of Johnson.  Jim on the water Tuesday with John and his grandson Neil from New Mexico.  John is recovering from hip surgery and wanted to be pampered a little….like shrimp for lunch.  Guys had a good lunch and very good day on the water.  The blood worm, size 14 Miracle Scud, and the red midge were their bugs for the day.   Dave from Illinois spend two half days with Stan.  They had no generators going either of the days when they started out.  By the time they were ready to drift down, they had at least one generator going which made it a good drift using the pink San Juan worm Tuesday and the olive WD40 and holographic crackle back were the patterns with the water off.  Wednesday they took the Primrose & Pearl midge on the drift out with generation and the olive wooly bugger earlier in the day with the water off.  "Picked and rolled" several nice fish on the midge on the drift out….got in a few too.

Wednesday Jim had Jimmie from Florida.  New to fly fishing but caught on pretty fast and likes it.  He had a good day with Jim on the size 8 Bug-Eyed bugger, the size 16 red midge and a size 14 Miracle Scud.  Thursday, Jimmie hit the water with Darrell.  Their best pattern was the pink San Juan.  Scheduled to flow around 3000 cfs yesterday, but had it all over the place.  Had the fish coming and going.  Stan and Carolyn were on the water with two couples who are friends.  Stan took the guys, Bill and Glen and Carolyn had Jennifer and Joan.  Glen had fly fished many years ago, Jennifer is still pretty new to it and Joan it brand new.  We all had a fun and great day, especially on the sink tip with either a holographic green crackleback or a size 12 black or olive wooly bugger (depended on what the sun was doing).  Jennifer’s first fish to the boat made the "Cacklecraft" live up to its name!  The ladies had a couple times where they had doubles, but we could never get both of them to the boat.  Drifting out, the patterns were the burgundy midge, the P&P, and the pink San Juan worm.


Jennifer – 6/11/09

Bill – 6/11/09

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