I should add a few words about this fish. I put a lot of effort into finding one. I began early morning swing a GB Silver Hilton Spider. With no takers during that quiet and calm time, I switch attachments to a Carpetbagger and Prince Nymph. I then ventured to a couple other locations. Eventually I ended up back at the first spot. I switched a GR Hare’s Ear for the Prince Nymph. The silence of the morning had progressed to the light and glare of the afternoon. I fished deeper into a run than I like to go. Better to risk the difficulties of a steep slip of bank than go home without the rewards of a catch or hookup.
Early mornings on the river sometimes are good. This morning was one of them. Didn’t take long swinging my Hobo Spey to hook up with a feisty Rogue River cutthroat trout. Very satisfying as I was using the 13′ Spey rod. Changing to a 11′ switch rod and Carpetbagger Nymph and Prince Nymph tadem, I soon got the stop and played out a nice Rogue River summer steelhead. The color of the Carpetbagger Stonefly Nymph was the Midnight Fire chenille. The original “Magic Fly!”
Carpetbagger Stonefly Nymphs stacking up and readily available.
This spate of extremely hot weather is bothersome and yet welcomed. I makes time to catch up with some fly tying. My bins are now full!
This will be good for the bite. Bright sunlit conditions equal stale day time fishing.