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The caddis larva and caddis pupa often become active and available to the trout earlier in the season than the mayflies. On some streams their concentrations are very high. For example, early last year I was walking up the side of one stream and spotted some caddis larva in an eddy. As I moved down to the stream, I saw the greatest concentration of caddis larva I had every seen. In an attempt to get some type caddis count I laid my fly rod down, suspended on two boulders over the eddy and took the photo. Counting by tens I estimated...

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The mountain trout streams are too cold for good fishing.

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The mountain trout streams are too cold for good fishing.

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Last week I discussed fishing dry stoneflies to the surface feeders in the flat parts of the pools. This is a very exciting game when you find surface feeders but some sections of the streams are fairly fast and the trout feed on the natural dark stonefly nymphs. A good tactic in these situations is to fish a Murray's Dark Miracle Stonefly Nymph size 14 on a twenty four inch 6X mono dropper below it. Use this to fish upstream to the trout you see rising or to just cover the water. I usually catch about half of my trout...

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Each time I see the adult little dark stoneflies and little bronze stoneflies sitting on a snow bank along a stream drying their wings, I get excited! Often I can then find some trout in the flat parts of the pools or in front of log jams feeding on the naturals. These trout are always wary so I circle well below them and approach them on my hands and knees. By presenting a Murray's Dark Stonefly Dry size 16 with a slack line cast on a Murray's Classic 9 foot 6X Leader I can usually take one. However, he scares...

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