Rainbow


I fished yesterday, the day before too.  Hoping to get in on a straggler PMD hatch, I got Tricos instead.  I ended up swinging a soft hackle.  The fish liked it. 

Yesterday, I was up at dawn, feeling my way to the river through the smoke.  The water looked good.  No bugs though.  Well of course not, it was too early.  No matter.  A few inviting runs begged for a streamer.  All I had was my three weight.  Oh, what the hell.  I found a streamer leader tapered with ten pound Maxima.  A single, lowly conehead muddler was keeping the Humpy's company in a dry fly box.  I tied it on.  This is what I got.....











Then the fishing got good.........


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  1. Lester
    I have a feeling the Conehead Muddler was a pattern you hadn't used lately. Swinging the hackle proved productive for me the other day as well. I assume the weather is getting cooler out there now, making for some good fishing weather. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Still bright and toasty out here Bill, but cooler days are coming. I was neither planning on, or prepared to fish the conehead, but the fish were in the mood to chase and eat. So, I stuck with it and was rewarded with a productive morning.

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    1. Thanks Mike. I played with the idea of putting the images together into a triptych, but they didn't quite match up. Still a pretty fish though.

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