Up bright and early this morning to meet Rob McKay for a little Credit river fishing. We were looking for some nice Credit brown trout eager to fatten-up for the long winter….
It had been a while since i’d been up early enough to see the sun rising on my way out to go fly fishing. It was a nice change. Coffee in hand, some new heavy nymphs loaded in the fly box…..things were looking good. When we arrived, the air was still very cool, the Credit river clear and green. We both remarked on how beautiful it was fly fishing this time of the year. We rigged-up and began the hike. There was little in the way of visible bug activity, some caddis and a few blue winged olives. For me, fall means Isonychia so any nymph I prospect with needs to bear some resemblance to these naturals. Well, this trout seemed to think it looked yummy….
We both got lots of hits and the action was steady, at least enough to keep us there some time. We moved around a bit and found some brook that were in serious trico-mode. Rob hooked into an impressive brook trout that liked his bead head nymph. I asked him what he got it on and, to my surprise, it was smaller than a size #6! In fact, probably a #16 or so. New territory for Rob i’m guessing. So, it was a great outing and one of the last before I begin to focus in on my growing enthusiasm for fishing the big migratory species. Get out there if you can, the Credit river fish are absolutely gorgeous this time of the year, they are aggressive, the weather is cool….PERFECT!