Afternoon Delight

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Synopsis As we roll through September, the weather is offering up some perfect conditions for anglers. This week, we will continue to see more of the same bugs we have started to see this fall: Baetis, Callibaetis, Caddis, Red Quills and Mahogany Duns, as well as more of the terrestrials that frequent the banks. Warmer mid-day temperatures are giving the bugs a good afternoon hatch window making it the most productive time for fishing right now. Silver Creek Right now, there are so many different ways to chase fish on Silver Creek. One good option is to get a later … Read More

Swingin’ September

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Synopsis As we move into our second week of the month, the fishing should prove steady. Our weather patterns will be less predictable, so be prepared for anything. If you find the water a bit stained or off color from the recent rain, don’t hesitate to nymph with Princes or Pheasant Tails. Changing weather patterns bring hatch patterns that require the angler to be on their toes and ready for anything. Be prepared for Baetis, Callibaetis, Caddis, Red Quills and Mahogany Duns, as well as more of the terrestrials that frequent the banks. Keep those Hoppers, Beetles and Flying Ants … Read More

September Angling in the Rockies

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Synopsis Fly fishing the Northern Rockies in September is an extremely enjoyable experience. With the heat of summer mostly behind us, the shorter days and cooler temperatures bring out new hatches and a return to larger insects such as the Western Red Quill, the Mahogany Dun and October Caddis. The Fall Baetis, although diminutive in size, becomes a behemoth in the feeding selection of local trout, not only on Silver Creek but on our local freestones as well. Tricos, though dwindling on Silver Creek, become more numerous on the Big Lost River and the lower Big Wood as well. September … Read More