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General RegionCatch and Release area
Time of Day9:00a - 1:30p
Fish CaughtSeveral nice Rainbows (12" - 15") and a couple small Browns
Conditions & HatchesThere was a big Trico hatch that started at around 10:00a and spinner fall began around 11:00a. The flow was hovering around 100cfs, the clarity was great.

Details and Discussion

SundulaSeptember 16th, 2006, 9:03 pm
Littleton, Colorado

Posts: 35
I used a #22 Mercury RS2 dropped behind a #20 chartruese vinyl midge, I only witnessed a couple of riseing trout sipping on Trico spinners, the reason for this, I beleive is the spinners that were in my area were blown well down stream when the wind piced up around 11:30. The fishing really got tough when the wind picked up in the early afternoon, before that it was fishing excellent. They were taking both flies with a good dead drift, I was only able to sight nymph two fish. The majority of the fish I caught were feeding deep in the tailouts and in the deep seams.
TroutnutSeptember 16th, 2006, 10:18 pm
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Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2592
Good fishing! I'm going to give the RS2 a try soon on one of my local small streams. They're not quite so demanding of finesse as a tailwater... so I'll probably be fishing it under a size 16 Royal Wulff.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist

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