Our first day found us plying some familiar water that has been good to us over the years. The strong wind downstream winds made casting challenging to say the least. One of the maddening things about the D is that one never knows what to expect bug wise, fish wise or weather wise. There were not a lot of insects on the water but just enough to get the occasional rise every 5-8 minutes. Lady luck was on our side this day as we all caught some trout on top.
The stars of the show.
A March brown spinner
Green Drake Spinner AKA the Coffin Fly
The star with the most star power on this particular evening, the Brown Drake Spinner. The cloud of bugs was mostly Brown Drakes. They were hard to see in the dim light while the Coffin flies were easy to see. Glad I noticed because as soon as I put this spinner on it was on. The masses of insects danced over the water for a long time before dropping en mass. Then things got loud on the water as every fish was up and greedily eating.