Another June on Rock Creek

by Blue Damsel Manager on June 17, 2008

Sam pointed towards the top of the tallest ponderosa in the meadow below the lodge. “Is that a…?” Everyone got up from the porch table and stood at the rail, eyes on the pine canopy. The sun was quickly sinking below the west ridge, but in the failing light, the last remaining rays caught the beating wings of a giant bug. It was headed in the same direction as the hundreds of other over-sized insects we would later see that night: upstream. 

The salmon flies have descended on the lodge once again. A few days later than usual, but there numbers around the lodge at mile marker 11 are a positive sign, and we have high hopes for the coming days. Today the Creek is flowing at 2,970 cfs and while wading is difficult, we have been catching fish on top in slow, soft water. Hopefully, we will soon start to see water levels drop slightly and give better opportunities for waders and boaters alike. 
In other lodge news, we have been out morel picking twice. We are finding good numbers of mushrooms within a few miles of the lodge, and we predict it will only get better. Fresh picked morels, coupled with Josh’s prowess in the kitchen, makes for a satisfying end to a long day of throwing huge dry flies. Life is good. 

 

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