Rush River 6.24.16

Aric and I fished the Rush from about 7:30 pm until just after dark. I started the night fishing a hopper dropper rig with a red hippie stomper and a Frenchie, and caught two small browns on it before switching to a Euro pheasant tail and zebra midge. Aric fished a pheasant tail with a zebra midge the entire outing before breaking off at dark. I ended up catching around a dozen total while Aric caught 8-10.

The evening started pretty slow until about 8:30 and the fishing continued to get better until I couldn’t see my indicator in the dark. The best fish of the evening was a chunky 12-incher that I didn’t have enough light to get a photo of. There was very little rising with minimal hatch activity outside a couple caddis and midges fluttering around.

Aric working a good looking run. I think we pulled four or five fish out of this spot.
Aric working a good looking run. I think we pulled four or five fish out of this spot.

We are definitely into summer patterns now. Focus on early in the morning or late in the evening. If you want to fish mid-day, find shaded areas for the best fishing. Also, the plastic hatch is in full swing on the Lower Kinni, so don’t expect to find much solitude between 9 am and 6 pm.

Looking to learn how to fly fish or just learn more about the local streams? Let me host you on a guided outing! I’m offering 20% off rates if you schedule your trip before the end of June!

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