Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Scenes from the Ditch # 478

Another great weekend on the ditch, weather was amazing and each week see the fish moving and spreading though out the river. This week really marked the transition of the fish moving from the deeper holding water to shallower water. Was nice to see and fish the 2- 4' water columns, in the highly oxygenated water. From nine o'clock on, the fish were in feed mode, and it did not let up.

Midge, baetis, stone, caddis larva are all on the diet of these fiesty fish. At about 10:30 or so, it was time to throw dries. Game on…  

Just a little sampling of the patterns that were working this weekend, always a staple and a producer.
Craven's Two Bit Hooker- Black and Red
Photo Courtesy of Umpqua Feather Merchants
Sproat's Baetis Pattern is also a great early and late season favorite, olive is 
my favorite in sz. 18.

Just because it is my all time favorite fly, I use it for my attractor, Swisher's Parachute
PMX- Olive and Orange - also railed a half dozen fish over the weekend. Always a plus for March.
Photo Courtesy of Orvis
The old standby - Parachute Adams - enough said.