Fly Fishing Report - October 9,10, & 11 - 2020

White River Fly Fishing - Weekend Report

Over the weekend Jeremy found himself down on the White River.

He was out with Anthony and his son Noah for a short trip on Friday.

They fished midges and egg patterns throughout the morning on the upper stretch of the river.

While I was out on Saturday with Tom and Dwight, one more time before Dwight gets his new Stealthcraft power drifter back from Michigan.

He’s been patiently waiting and getting plenty of fishing time in over the last few months and is more than ready for its arrival.

Jeremy and I have been hitting the Fork pretty hard but with the gates open last weekend we found ourselves back on the White.

white river rainbow flys and guides
white river rainbow

Saturday, the bite was steady in the morning but as the afternoon hours approached we had to work for them.

Tom and Dwight finished the morning out with a boat grand slam.

We fished tandem rigged San Juan’s or egg patterns with midge droppers and mega worms and single midges is the soft water.

Jeremy had a last minute cancellation on Saturday in which he was able to get out and enjoy the overcast skies on the White.

Sunday I had a last minute Covid cancellation which allowed Tom and Dwight to get in on another half day of fishing.

The duo took the opportunity and dip into the 20+ inch mark more than once.

While Jeremy was out on Sunday ;as well, teaching the art of fly casting on a half day trip.


From the Field

streamer brown
Sean Taneycomo Net man
sean white river net boy


Jeremy and I both some last minute cancellations over the weekend, that allowed us both some quality time with the little man and some must needed time on the water.

I was able to get a couple of hours in on Taneycomo Friday morning working on Sean's netting skills.

Jeremy used his free time to chuck some meat down the river Saturday morning.  He had a successfull morning landing three exstreamly hungry browns that wanted to attack a streamer half their size.

Matt had a couple of nice browns on but they came off before Sean could wrap his net around them.

Taney fished a bit slower than I had expected on Friday and while on the water was able to talk with Joe who stated he thought he had them figured out early in the morning with the scud only for them to shutdown before I got the boat in.

I switched over to a white Mega worm shortly after the boat hit the water as Sean was starting to get inpatient and picked up four, before loading up Jim for a little row up river in search of a Taney brown.

We came up empty handed on that end, but Jim did get to see how getting fish into the net when Sean has the handle can be a bit more challanging than he is accustomed to.

Jim was nice enough to work on his rowing and got me on a nice rainbow that Sean had some difficulty lifting in the boat, but after a few tries we got it done!


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