Bugs, and rain

Rain in the summer?  Who would of guessed but it looks like we might get a few more drops.  Awesome.  The steelhead, which were suffering the great August boredom have all ready begun to phase into their Autumn cranky.  The flies they were ignoring, or running from a week ago are now getting  angrily batted at.

Soon, as the bugs get thicker, they will get gulped.

As for bugs I encountered a hatch like none I have ever seen here.  I am not a bug geek, at all, so maybe some one can help me with this.  It seemed like a termite, maybe a size 20, there were about 4 grillion of them, and every trout in the river was just swimming around sipping them like they thought they were in Montana.

I saw more rises in two hours than I have seen in the past 5 years, for real.  Most of he cutthroat were small, 8 to 13 inches, but it has inspired me to dig out some size 20 hooks.

My camera fail this summer has been epic, so thanks to Maria for shooting this pic of Andy last week as he fought a bright summer coho.

nope, not a steelhead

nope, not a steelhead

Awesome dates open.  September 26,28,29,  AND some days between October 29 and November 1st.

Jim Kerr

Rain Coast Guides

 

Posted in Winter Steelhead Fly Fishing Report | 2 Comments

2 Responses to Bugs, and rain

  1. Eric Van Doren says:

    Snds like small flying ants. I encountered the same many yrs ago guiding on the yak. They also cld of been a size 20 termite 😉

    • raincoastguides says:

      Thanks!
      My internet search told me (so it must be true) that ants have a bend in their antenna, and termites have straight antenna. So it looks like termites.

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