Back to Bear Creek

Headed up to Bear Creek for the second day in a row to see if I figure out what the fish would take.  I start the day at the same place and basically retrace my steps from the day before, with the addition of a few spots downstream of the ponds.




I start the day tying on a small BWO and once again get a fish  hooked early.  I continue downstream trying a number of different patterns from midges to BWO's to Parachute Adams and have a little better luck than yesterday, but still not as much action as would have liked.  I have caught a few fish by the time I get to the old ponds area and can see the fish feeding on the surface again.  I tie on a small BWO and start casting through the runs.  After a number of close strikes I finally get a couple fish to take the fly and finish off the day catching a few more before I head a little farther downstream.  I find a nice couple of pools to finish off the day and start casting through them.  Much to my surprise I land a little rainbow on a midge emerger to finish the day off right.

At about 6:30pm I decide to call it a day and head back to the car with just under a dozen fish caught for the day with all but the last caught on dries.  Glad to see the creek fishing good again after the flood.

Rod:  Matsugo 9'
Line:  Furled 12'
Flies that worked:  Midge, BWO, Midge Emerger

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