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COflyer47June 9th, 2015, 2:57 pm
Colorado

Posts: 3
So I was up fishing the Taylor River near Gunnison Colorado this last weekend, I was fishing it at night to avoid the heavy crowds that can accumulate during the day along the upper Taylor and I came across something I have never seen before... some big browns facing the shore in little eddies, I'm not talking about really slow water just behind rocks providing a current break. I am relatively new to fly fishing and especially at night so I asked my brother in law who was with me what he thought of it and his thoughts were that the fish were sleeping? I was wondering if they were hunting for terrestrials? They did not appear to be feeding heavily and I didn't spend a lot of time trying to encourage them to hit my flys as there were aggressively feeding fish very near by. Thoughts??
RIP LIP
WbranchJune 9th, 2015, 3:51 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2661
They weren't sleeping they were hunting! They were looking for mice to fall off the grass or one that decided to take a swim across the river. Next time you go take a couple deer hair mice tied on #1 or #2 hooks and use a short 6' leader ending in 1X or 0X and pitch them up against the banks and twitch them back to you and BTW Hang on!!
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
COflyer47June 9th, 2015, 4:15 pm
Colorado

Posts: 3
Nice! Thats what I was wondering about! I am going to have to load up on some flies before my next trip!
RIP LIP

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