Ready For This Heat Wave To End!

The past few days have been hot…in the upper 90s with humidity to match.  Looks like relief is in sight with upper 70s by Saturday .  60% chance of rain tomorrow.  Mid to low 80s are in the forecast through the end of next week.  Chances of showers popping back up by mid next week .

Low generation in the morning continues.  Increasing up to three or four units by 1:00 or 2:00 p.m.  More of the same today.  Seems like we are in a rut!

Lots of trips over the holiday period.  Stan on the water last Thursday with John from Florida.  John has fished all over the world and, of course, fishes for tarpon.  Good day stripping the tiger tail and nymphing the black copperhead midge under the big ruby.

Friday, Stan Ed and his friend Paula out for half a day.  Ed had fished with Stan before, but this was Paula’s first time with a fly rod and she did a good job.  They caught fish on the Ruby 2 early on the trip then the P&P as the sun got higher in the sky.

A couple of Jim’s regulars, Scotty and Rizzo, spent both  Saturday and Sunday mornings with him.  Seemed like a “soft take” day as there were lots of missed and lost fish.  Don’t get me wrong, they did bring in fish on the P&P with a blood worm dropper, a P&P with the Miracle Scud dropper, or stripping the Tiger Tail.  Dana had David and Robin

Megan - 9/6/16

Megan – 9/6/16

out both mornings too.  Tough day Saturday but they brought in some fish Sunday on the Ruby 2 midge.  Carolyn had a new to fly fishing couple, Megan and Shawn, from Texas on the water Sunday.  Good start for these two.  One of Megan’s first fish on a fly rod was a 17 inch brown which she caught on the Hot Hare’s Ear dropped under the

Shawn - 9/6/16

Shawn – 9/6/16

Big Ruby.  They also caught several stripping the Tiger Tail.

Monday, JT and his son, Caleb spent the morning with Jim.  New fly fishing, so it had a lot of instruction going on.  They had a good, fun day on the gray scud, P&P and Ruby midges, and the Tiger Tail.   Carolyn had another father/son combo, Jonathan and Camden.  Good day for these two.

Camden - 9516

Camden – 9516

Our best pattern, almost all morning was the copper dun under the big ruby.  Water came on and it got dingy, so we changed to the white grub on the float out and caught a few more fish.  Camden’s best and first to the boat was a nice 17 inch rainbow.  Ron and Parker were on the river with Stan.  Good day for them on the P&P, Hot Hare’s Ear, and stripping the Tiger Tail.

Jonathan - 9/5/16

Jonathan – 9/5/16

Stan took Jim, from Wisconsin out on Tuesday.  Jim had fished with Stan a few time off and on since we opened the shop in 1999.  Jim’s best flies were the Copper Dun and P&P under the peach egg pattern.  Ramona and Bryan, from the St. Louis area were on the water with Carolyn.  Bryan has fished Taneycomo with Carolyn several times over the past few years, and wanted to introduce

Ramona - 9/6/16

Ramona – 9/6/16

Ramona, who is a fairly new fly fisher, to the fishery.  Bryan has been working with Ramona on her fishing and has done a great job.   Good day for Ramona.  Of course, she had the front of the boat.  Best pattern for the entire trip was the Copper Dun under the Big Ruby.  Yes, we let Bryan catch some fish too!



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