Cory
10 months ago

Not a fly post, I know, but felt like some of you guys would get a kick out of this. Anybody from western Canada (especially prairies) would be able to tell you that this is pretty much the coldest fall season here on record. Most of our September was under 5 degrees C (41 F) and average temperatures are more like 15 C in September. I caught this hen on the 29th. It snowed off and on all day long and when we left the truck gauge was reading -2 degrees C (28 F)! Well worth it though, these fish seem to be responding to the cold weather and putting on an enormous feed bag. Our cold weather continues, our lows are going down to -10C every night now, but I'm not done fly fishing for the season!

Bill Trublubug
10 months ago

Nice fish Cory. You better let us know what the lady found so irresistible by way of your fly. Here in PA it’s still crazy weather. Ran above 80 F (27 C) today. Also most unusual. Tomorrow we get yet another drenching with 24 hrs of rain and a flood watch to keep the streams from ever being anything but flowing mud.

Cory
10 months ago

Thanks Bill, she (and all the others) took a size 12 polar chenille/marabou leech in olive trolled on a type 3 sinking line. I've posted this pattern a while ago as one of my best searching patterns, but the flies we were using don't have bead heads like the one in my post. It would appear as though Mother Nature is getting the best of both of us as far as fly fall fishing. In my area the dugouts and ponds already have a thin layer of ice, and I am starting to fear that the shallow boat launch areas to my favourite lakes will begin to freeze shortly. Guess I'll have to check out some local brook trout streams, even though they are few and far between. Hopefully that rain doesn't keep you away from your honey holes too long!

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