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Sunshine shortens my day

Posted on June 20 2015

After two days of overcast skies with rain, bugs and rising trout, a mostly sunny day and my desire for seclusion brought my fish catching down to a more realistic level.

I didn't leave the camp until 3:30PM  and didn't actually don waders until 5:30PM.  Saw boats galore putting in at the "barking dog" launch ramp on the WB and decided to fish below Balls Eddy in hopes of avoiding the Friday afternoon crowd.

My plan was successful in that only one boat came by and only one other angler appeared.  The bugs (little sulfurs), however,have moved farther up stream and everyone knows it. There was little action until a few sulfurs hatched and hungry trout ate them (carefully).  When it got dark enough my fly, which earlier was disdained, became magic.

If you are heading out this weekend and want bugs and rising fish, look up around Hale Eddy.  If you want solitude  go low. If it's overcast and rainy be on the river by early afternoon.  Bright sun?  Head out after dinner.


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