June 5: It’s Dry Fly Time!
If you are like me and fishing dry flies to eager trout on freestones releases your juices and makes you feel like a 12 year old again, consider this your invitation to get here now! This weekend the dry fly fishing on the Upper Sacramento and McCloud Rivers turned on. Yesterday afternoon guests fished a couple runs (among others) that I know intimately as they are only a few minutes from my front door and I have to admit I had no clue that they harbored so many large fish (that rose to eat dry flies!).
The feast features Goldenstones, a few Salmonflies, half a dozen species of Mayflies from large to small, and a couple different Caddis along with some Sallies. We have been fishing dry flies with droppers and had nearly nonstop action from early morning until dark. It doesn’t get much better.