Good Day All!
Hex have been going strong for over a week now, and are already showing signs of weakening in some areas. Temps were high last week, along with high dewpoints and warm evenings raised the water temps into the low 70’s causing slower or even an entire lack of feeding for a lot of fish.
The good news is the warmer weather didn’t last. The last few nights we’ve seen water temps back down into the high 60’s, and fish have been more active. One day last week, we hit a rare daytime hex drop in the bright sun, and had a blast chasing big fish around. It’s hard to believe that terrestrial season is just around the corner! Fishing from mid-July through August is a great time to catch fish using hoppers, ants, bees, etc.. Plus, the small white wing black (a.k.a. Trico’s) hatch during this time, especially towards the end of July. This is a fun time to test your skills fishing a size #20-26 fly using 7x and 8x tippet and a O-3 wt rod!
Here’s a smattering of pics from the past week or so of some of the fish that were caught on trips booked through our shop. Remember that there is no substitute for getting outside and spending some time on the water. Fly fishing is a constant learning curve, and knowledge is gained through trial and error, and repetitive application of techniques…and of course, through educating oneself on the topic and picking the brains of those who have the know how. Please feel free to call, stop into the shop, or email us with any questions you might have related to fly fishing, and the Grayling area. Thanks, and have a great day out in God’s country!