Roaring River

Tim’s fishing report, 1/31/12

Posted by Tim Homesley on January 31st, 2012
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Another great weekend at Roaring River state park, lots of eagles, lots of trout, very few fisherman, lots of eagle watchers.

I caught a lot of trout this weekend on #16 and #18 parachute adams and blue wing olives.  I know a few guys were still pounding them on the white chamois flies, and the orange was doing pretty good also.  Olive, purple, white, tan and black buggers did very well all weekend, as did small #14-#16 cracklebacks.  Caddis and griffiths gnats did well all weekend, good caddis hatches every afternoon.  San juan worms in lt roe, dk roe, and the cream and white were effective all weekend.

Some of the guys are still throwing big streamers and still getting a big fish once in awhile, but the bite on  big stuff seems to slowing down, the water has dropped again, even with the rain we got last week the water is still low and clear, I’m using 6x on nymphs, small buggers and streamers, 7X on all my dries and 5X and heavier on big streamers.

Nymphs will work all day long right now, #14’s and smaller work better right now, pheasant tails, zebra midges, copper johns, burlaps, sow bugs, and gold ribbed hares ears will all work well.  Glo-balls, in lt. roe, oregon cheese, apricot, white/red, brown, and the olive are all working well.
If you have a kid or just want to pound a few trout real quick, get a pellet fly or a doz :) and go up by the hatchery outlets when the MDC is feeding trout and you can have a lot of fun for an hour or so.

Just two more weekends of C&R left, come down and enjoy, been a beautiful winter so far, lot of the weekends have been in the 60’s this year, to good to be true, it has given us one of the best dry fly fishing winter in years.

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