Rogue River Search and Find

 

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.

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Cool Late August Mornings

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!”

The Brownbagger – Rogue River Steelhead Fly

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Soon the Spring Chinook salmon will be spawning on the Rogue River, Oregon. The Brownbagger with it’s hot orange bead will tempt many a hungry steelhead.

August Rogue Weather

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Carpetbagger Stonefly Nymphs stacking up and readily available.

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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!