Frowning weather – All smiles

This past weekend  I was lucky enough to spend the day on the water teaching/introducing this hobby…passion we call fly fishing to Stewart, a great guy from Montreal who was cashing in on his B-day present form his brother….a day trip with me to a river that shall remain nameless…Let’s just call it the AlmonS.

The weather for the last day of the season in up-state NY was dismal, rainy, often times pouring and a measly 8 degrees C, but we were all smiles for most of the day!

Nymphs were the order of the day, with a fish or two being lost on a streamer (Grey Ghost).

Stew was tied up at first with a golden Stone and my good friend the Lafontaine Caddis emerger, he brought 1 Rainbow, and 1 Brown to hand, both around 8″, his first fish on the fly! way to go Stew!.

After pulling in numerous caddis cases with the bright, almost fluorescent green larvae still inside I put on an heavy October Caddis nymph and trailed it with a bright green caddis larvae pattern…And that’s when the magic happened…first a gorgeous 12″ Rainbow, and this Slab of a Brown

Beautiful Fall colours on an 16″ Brown

Way to go Stew!
…though next we’ll have to work on your fish holding technique 😉

So basically, that’s it for the season! I’m going to try my best to get to Ontario in the next few weeks to chase some Steelhead, fingers crossed!

Tight Lines!