Sitting in the sun on the deck this morning, having a cup of joe…
Noticed a bit more color in the woods these days.
Golden leaves undisturbed yet by the first storm of Fall.
Suddenly I was surrounded by Mountain Bluebirds.
More than a dozen settling to the ground to feed.
They land lightly like a falling blue leaves.
The only time you will see then in larger groups, is when they travel to their Winter lodgings.
I suspect the weather is going to change very soon….

Fishing is pretty good.
Water temps have dropped to a steady 58 deg.
Mornings are beautiful, mid-days warm, and evenings featuring a hatch of PMDs, both sz 16-20.
Some Glossasoma Caddis. Think sz 20 speckled tan.
Some very light ones as well, sz 18 blond elk hair Caddis will do on the top.
Baetis nymphs,sz 18-20
Golden stone nymphs still working.
Crays are still showing some molting behavior down in the lower canyon.
Fish some baby dads if you can find them.
Or try swinging them too.
A jerky retrieve may draw a strike.
Swing a streamer for a grab to remember.
Be good out there….the fish are.
Fewer fishermen out, but the really good ones are flogging the water right now.
It’s that time of year.
Few things prettier in nature, than a pre-spawn Fall Brown trout.
Hope you get yours….

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