Almost there…….

The path is clear……barely.

A foot of snow or so….and we are out playing. Even the dog walkers are helping to pack the path…. Of course it was fishers who started it……..It was really fine up here this week, and we are making the most of it. More birds showed up this week as well, it’s nice to hear them again….after five months of quiet…..and we know it’s spring because they’re back.

The Bows are colored up and feisty… and the occasional brown eats too. Large Baetis are showing sporadically, sz 16. They have gone back to a high-noon hatch for the moment. Winter stones are still around, and you may see a rise if they are flying. Skwallas are still trekking towards the bushes at dusk, and heading to the water to oviposite mid-day next if it’s warm. This second emergence is a first for me….but I’ll bet the bugs have done it before some time.20180305_141033[1]

 

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About Bigflyguideservice

Full time fly fishing guide on the Truckee River and other California state waters. Smaller stream techniques as well as switch rod instruction. 40 years experience fly fishing. Catch and release only.
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