When September rolls around, and there is a crisp bite to the morning air; I start to dream of chrome on the swing.
Being one with few funds to travel to the PNW, I often settle for the local two-hander scene on the Animas River. This scene usually just consists of me and the one fish in the Animas who wants to eat a streamer or wet fly on the swing. It’s not a numbers game, it’s about the experience. It’s about the cast. It’s about the take…
Ok so maybe it is just a lot of fun. While there are a few fish eating streamers (on the one and two handed rods), our fall streamer bite is just picking up. Until then, we have still been seeing a fair amount of trout who are rising to the well-presented summer dry fly. Hoppers, Parachute Adams, and Stimis paired with your favorite bead head nymph in the caliber of Princes, Pheasant Tails, and Hares Ears are a good bet. It is dry dropper time for a few more days (or weeks), weather depending. With these fall storms rolling in, one has to wonder how long these summer days are going to last.
The Animas has bumped up to 343cfs with recent rains, but clarity is still very good. Maybe with these overcast days, I just want to keep going with the swung lunch.