Post by troutbum54 on Jun 26, 2021 13:22:41 GMT -6
I’m planning to be in BB over the July4th weekend and wanted to know if a had any ideas on what they’ve been going for fly wise? I’ve been pretty busy with school but can tie some flies depending on what’s needed! I’m planning on bringing my 10’ 2wt and my 9’ 6wt streamer rod.
Post by troutbum54 on Jun 27, 2021 16:25:16 GMT -6
Since it will be the only time I get to come down until I end med school in a couple of years I’ll probably end up fighting the crowd! Hopefully nobody is tubing in spillway but I guess it has happened before.
Our buddy Gui told me that he did pretty well fishing Spillway Creek this weekend. Maybe he'll weigh in with a tip or two when he gets back to Dallas. What bait was successful for him I don't know. There's a population of 12 - 14" Browns up there, presumably a grow-out from a planting of fingerlings about 3 years ago. I've managed to land a couple of them.
Like Jonbo said, I was there this past weekend and fished SC. There were definitely some slow times, but overall I found that fishing was great with a lot of action from the smaller fish, both rainbows and browns. I used my euro setup. I still consider myself a beginner in that technique, but as it has been said before, success seems to be related to choosing the right fly profile/bead size combination for a given situation. For what it's worth, I like the bigger tungsten jig head patterns with some CDC for the bottom fly. These sink fast. I use also some tungsten rubber legs stone flies when a larger profile seems to make sense. On the dropper, I guess I kind of rotate between some frenchies and perdigons in smaller sizes. Again, trying my best guess on a bead size and profile that would allow for a good connection and drift... Ever since I took a guided trip with Peter, I've been also fishing with a dry dropper on the euro setup and it has been a fun technique to learn and practice more. Especially when the little SC browns are active and come up to smash the dry. I like to use a foam caddis for the dry.
I went ahead and packed my 4wt too even though I lost the hatch reel I had for it last time I was down. I figure I’ll pick up a cheap one for it or use my little 7.5 ft 2wt to dry dropper with mini stimmy’s possibly