Jim's Take on Fall
October Stream Report
Another trout season is slowly winding down. Fall is in the air, leaves are starting to show off their colors and days are getting shorter. October means fall trout fishing, which is one of my favorite times of the year to be on the water.
Fishing Creek is recovering nicely from last weeks heavy rain fall and water conditions are perfect and just in time for fall trout fishing. Water conditions should carry us well into November. Extended weather forecast calls for temperatures in the low 50's to mid 60's.
On the stream we are seeing caddis throughout the day and the occasional rising fish. As the water flow starts to slow down, I expect to see more caddis and hopefully more steady risers. Early afternoon can be the best time for dry fly action. Cathy beetles, hoppers, crackle backs, and caddis patterns are my go to dry flies in the fall.
Nymph fishing brought most of the fish to the net over the weekend. Water was cold and moving pretty fast, changing flies often and making sure the flies were deep enough and moving slowly near the bottom of the stream was the name of the game. Fishing on the edges of the fast current is where I found the most trout that were willing to take my fly.
Pheasant tail nymphs, caddis pupa, hare's ear nymphs and perdigon fly patterns are always a good choice this time year, along with egg patterns, sucker spawn and squirmy wormies.
We are approaching the last 4 or 5 weeks of good weather and good fishing before winter sets in. It's a great time of the year to be on the water. Not only are the leaves showing their bright colors but so are the trout.
Most fly fishermen are not aware of the great fly fishing the fall season has to offer. If you never experienced fall trout fishing now would be a great time to give it a try. -Jim Kukorlo
This Week in Review
Jim, Tom and Brad have been busy guiding and we expect beautiful fall weather to continue for at least a couple weeks. Here are a couple shots from this week.
Brooke's Prize Drawing
If you've been to our office and home you know that we're a bit crowded and cluttered. Not in a bad sense, it's just that there is fishing stuff everywhere and every inch is used for something. So, Brooke made the comment from her work station the other day that, “You guys could give something away every week for a long time and still not miss a thing. We should have more prize give-aways.” (I think she used the word crap, but she doesn't fly fish so how could she understand...?)
Ok, Brooke, we get the message. So, starting this week, we are going to occasionally give something away.
The prize for this week is a fly box that came to us from the estate of a late friend. The box is
filled with especially nice flies and I see at least three that are tied with jungle cock. There are a lot of fish waiting to be caught on these flies!
To be entered to win, all you have to do is leave us a comment on this blog post of what your all time favorite fly is. We will accept entries until next Wednesday at noon. Then we will put all the names in a hat and Brooke will draw the winner. We will announce the winner in next week's blog.
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