Unfortunately it's not nearly that often that my brother and I get to fish together any more. With him finishing up Med School in WA and me living in MT with a 1 year old daughter, the paths just don't cross like they used to. This past Friday the stars aligned and we were able to meet over in Melrose for a short float during my favorite season. After not catching anything in the first two spots, which was a giant surprise, we proceeded to put the smack down. The best day that Rick had seen here, it was the perfect bonus to the fact that we got to spend some time in the boat together.
Testing out some new flies. They work.
Fishing was good enough under the bobber that I switched it up and stripped some streamers around. I started with a fly from my friend Mike D. and as with all of his bugs, it was a winner. Sadly I cracked it off with an errant cast into the willows, so one of mine was up next. Ever since Dave @ Pile Cast sent me some craft fur closers last year I have been fascinated with his pattern. Dave lives in Indiana, and so they weren't perfect for what we have here (I can't get brown trout to eat chartreuse), but the concept was awesome and with a simple hook and color adjustment i have ended up with a simple tweak on his badd ass pattern that has so far been very successful for me this spring.