End of May Flying Trout Roundup

I’ve always felt that these high mountain Cascade redband trout are are a great tune-up for summer steelhead. Teri and I made a visit early Saturday morning and found the action not wanting at one of our favorite spots. These feisty fish are great excitement on a light weight fly rod. Add the further suspense that you never know when you are going to hook into an 18 – 20 inch trout, and you have an in between steelhead runs fly fishing alternative.

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Mid-May Cascade Trout and Morel Roundup

Cool weather and rain equals healthy trout and morels in the mountains

Cool weather and rain equals healthy trout and morels in the mountains

A week of cold and wet weather in the Cascades made for good hunting for mountain trout and morels. The early morning fog and mist proofed perfect conditions for some hot trout action with flies. One new tie, the Red Wire Worm, proved on it’s debut that it was worthy of the wily redside trout. Along with the Hot Bead Sowbug, the flies connected during a steady two hour bite. This time I increased my leader’s strength from 5X to 4X. I lost no feisty fish to breaking the tippet. I did lose several of the beefy acrobats to their wild and numerous jumps and leaps.
The morels keep coming. We looked over an area we had searched a week before and did even better this time. A lot to be said for mid-May adventure in the Cascade Mountains.

Cascade Trout and Morels – Early May

High Cascade Trout and Morels – May 9