Steve Dally's White River Fly Fishing Guide Service

Back To The Dam

Sean Spangler  with a nice 18 bow

Sean Spangler with a nice 18" bow

BACK to the Dam today with Bob Sue and Sean Spangler from Tx. Ive known Bob and Sue for several years, since we occupied booths next to each other at the first Fly Fishing Show in Arlington.

But today was the first time we have had a chance to fish together. The morning was fairly weird, as the generation fell 3 feet in an hour. We were picking off fish on a mix of worms, eggs and midges, but the takes were funky and we missed a fair few. But even then a slice of luck would have had a bunch more fish at the boat. I can’t count the number of flies that pulled out over the day.

After lunch we did well on whitetail midges, including a couple of really nice ‘bows for Sean, until the sulphurs started and how. It was probably the thickest mayfly hatch Ive seen since Idaho. And even better the fish were on them on top.

We switched to spun duns and comparaduns and they were getting hammered. Again luck wasn’t with us. We had 2 bows in the 18-20″ range hooked and one over 20″ but in all three catch the hooked pulled free and the fish went nuts.

I’m expecting more pics from the Spanglers. All in all a good day, if a little unlucky.

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