Thursday, February 2, 2012

Fly Fishing in Feb. on the San Juan River

Did 3 floats last week on the lower Juan, and fished a few hours on the town stretch. Below the dam the fishing has been very good on the warmer days. If you can hit the river when the temperatures are in the mid – forties and higher the fishing should be good. With that said, currently it is in the 30’s and snowing in Pagosa, I should be fishing instead of writing this report. I think it would be a good BWO afternoon!

Speaking of BWO’s, we were still catching fish on top between 1 and 3 pm. The day I took Bill William’s he threw a tandem streamer rig all day with the exception, of casting to rising fish by Duranglers corner. Other than that it has been nymphing. The day I fished with Steve P, I had his fishing buddy Jim rigged with an orange / yellow egg with 1 piece of krystal flash at the eye of the hook, and a red larva all day, I never changed his rig, and he was in fish all day! I kept changing Steve's rig up, looking for a new pattern with the fish. I would get into more fish with other patterns, but had to keep changing when the set up would go cold. Later in the day Steve ended up with a red larva back on, below a HCPT, and landed one last fish at the Last Chance Hole.

95 days till we chase Tarpon in the Everglades!!

Scott Taylor

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