|Big Hole skwala hatch is in full swing; but the bad news is the early runoff is in full swing also.|
Bowing to temptation I rigged up and fished a wooly worm from the bridge downstream 100 yards or so with nary a bump. Duty calling, on that note, derigged and we continued on our way. Proving? I guess actually nothing more than wrong fly, feeble attempt, bad timing (rising river and all), bad fishing...all the above? As I say who knows?
|We found this handsome honey-moon couple, a drake and hen hooded merganser, swimming in a slough of the river, as yet not much affected by the runoff...my guess is won't be long until it too turns brown and ugly.|