Post By: Budha Posted: 3/18/2013 11:42:14 PMPoints: 160
I made a trip to the Taylor River to flyfish with a couple buddies who were first timers to this great tailwater. They were spoiled. There were so many Big Bows out to play. We fished all day Saturday and half day Sunday. Double digit hookups each day for each of us. Each of us landed double digits for the trip. While we all hooked into monsters, none were landed. But all the ones landed were like this gorgeous male. Just about all males, only two females were landed and they were holding in the deep pools. Caught fish on #20 midge patterns in just about any color (white, red, black, grey and cream), but they loved white the most. Water level was typical for this time of year (I thought it might have been lower). Either way 6X worked for us.
BTW - Total white out storm conditions, but the quality fishing was well worth the nasty wind, sideways snow and cold temps.
Thanks to the ABC Motel for the room with three beds (great idea).
No kidding...that is my regular net which is actually very large and has a deep net...18x14 Opening. That fish did actually fit into that net but the other monsters that were 30" or more would not. Which is why we also brought up a larger steelhead net. I broke off a monster at the net because one of the other guys had the larger net down river.
Most fish were caught on my own made up patterns so the names of my patterns would not make sense. But basically we were using #18 mysis, #20 miracle nymphs, #20 zebra midge (red and black), and #20 red blood worm midge larvae. But like I said we had so many hookups and on so many different patterns. The miracle took to most and the largest. Second was a tie between mysis and red zebra.