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If you had been prepared for the sulphur hatch that lasted into August then you did well catching. The sulphur hatch was a pretty decent one this year and didn’t get washed away with big flows which actually made the dry fly fishing pretty good on both rivers. If you didn’t fish on top much and had a good version of a PT then you did very well. All along both of our rivers this sulphur hatch provided some great fishing. Thus far 2018 has been a great year for the fly fisher starting with a shad kill and a caddis hatch that began on time and lasted well into the summer followed by the sulphur hatch. Our fish looked great and grew rapidly.
Now that we are approaching the fall midges will continue to work along with egg patterns, san juan worms and perhaps hoppers. So far the hopper action has not been stellar as in years past. Some weak generation usually helps so the afternoon action will be better. I like to fish two hoppers which can be difficult to cast. However it can be done and can be very productive in that it can help in figuring out what color works the best. I will put the bigger and heavier hopper on the very end with the smaller one above it. When casting this stop your back cast just a bit past the noon mark. On the forward cast use a delayed turnover by breaking your wrist on the forward cast at the last minute. It takes a bit of practice but works very well. This same technique is used to “CRASH” a hopper onto the surface of the water if using only one hopper. Give it a try and you will get good at it.
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