I took my friend Roxie on the Kinni this evening on a mission to get her first fish on a fly. After a short casting practice session, we hit the water at about 7:00. The first run yielded one fish for me as I was demonstrating, and Roxie lost one other. We eventually moved downstream to another run that I’ve had success with.
After missing a couple more fish, she finally got one in the net with this nice little Kinni brown.
As it was getting dark I said we needed to get one more fish before calling it a night. Soon, this nice 12″ brown took the Frenchie. Not a bad second fish on a fly!
We hoped to get into some dry fly fishing tonight, but there wasn’t nearly as much surface activity as there was earlier this week, so we stuck to nymphs. There were quite a few caddis out, however. The three fish that came to hand were caught on a Frenchie and zebra midge. We also missed a couple on an olive scud and a small pheasant tail (I believe size 18, but I tied it on a short emerger hook so the length is actually closer to a 20 or 22).