Pierce County 4.8.17

Thinking the Kinni and Rush would be pretty busy, I chose a to fish smaller area stream from about 10:00am to 4:00pm. I began the day nymphing with my tried-and-true Euro pheasant tail and zebra midge, and caught around 25 browns with them.

There were quite a few fish rising to BWOs, but I failed to bring floatant, so I thought I’d try my luck with a foam hippy stomper. The fish didn’t seem to mind that I didn’t quite match the hatch!

I eventually got to a deeper pool and decided to tie on a streamer. On my first cast with the black rabbit strip leech, the biggest fish of the day slammed it!

I spent the last half-mile or so of the outing stripping the streamer through pools with a couple follows and a few misses, but none to hand. It was definitely nice to catch fish with nymphs, dries, and a streamer all in one day!

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  • Gene Kraay

    I really enjoy your website and your posts. I am new to the area and haven’t fly fished since I was a kid in the 1960’s in the Berkshire Hills in Massachusetts. I’ve been picking your brother Aric’s brain at the fly shop and his advice has been very helpful. I fish three or four days a week. After a week of nothing, I’m up to six fish on a single outing. Tell Aric I’ve mastered the uni-knot he suggested I use. Thanks again and ‘Bravo’ on your interesting and entertaining website. I’m hooked.

    • Aaron Avestruz

      I’m not sure why this is the first time I’ve seen this, but thanks for the kind words! Let us know if there’s anything we can do to help turn those into 10-15 fish outings!