May long weekend

If you’re reading this and live in the USA (my god how did you ever find this site, but thanks!), then you wouldn’t have had this past Monday off. While up here in the great white….I mean, Green north (now-a days) it was Victoria day; that wonderful May long weekend where we celebrate the Queen of England! A right ‘ol tradition!

The weather could not have been better and I was able to squeeze in a full day in Up State NY around Malone with Gordo.

We hit the water around 7am, already it was over 25 degrees C, that day it made it past 30! It was such a beaut of a day. Mother Nature was on full Spring time display…

Green drakes were coming off in decent numbers, but of course neither of us had any kind of pattern…needless to say we were both kicking ourselves. At one point I couldn’t take seeing these big beautiful Mayflies coming off and not casting a dry, so I tied on a #10 Yellow stimulator, cast into a nice mid river seam and had a pretty 16″ Brown nail it hard!

But we did have a great day catching 14-16 inch Wild Browns on Caddis emergers and brown Stonefly nymphs. But most were caught on a #18 Sparkle Cadis Emerger in brown/tan.

A pretty 14″ wild Brown who fell victim to a #18 Tan Caddis Emerger.

Looking forward to getting back there soon, I know there are bigger fish to be taken.

Tight Lines everybody!



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