Dry Fly Dreams

by Blue Damsel Manager on September 20, 2008


The last week has been good to Blue Damsel anglers. Yesterday, a raucous group of Texas boys spread out on stretches of the Bitterroot, Clark Fork, and Blackfoot. They returned with goofy grins and stories of fish between 16″ and 20″ (and one 24″, although the fish was “dropped” before a picture was taken). 

With hecubas, blue-winged olives, and mahoganies on the water, the fishing scenario has changed from our usual summer pattern. Although prospecting for fish with a hopper-dropper is effective, most folks are finding success by fishing two dries–a big hopper in front of a smaller mayfly or mayfly attractor pattern. Catching a trout is catching a trout; always great. But seeing a big trout-nose break the surface film to seep down a dry fly is what we all dream about. Sweet dreams!

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