Taneycomo stream report – Tuesday 31, July 2012
Wow weren’t we lucky this morning, they forecast 100 degrees and with the cloud cover it felt like 75! Mind you once the sun broke through it really warmed up in a hurry.
With the cloud cover and the lower air temperature the fish were happily sipping at my dry flies all morning. Although the midge hatch was the same, impossibly small, the fish seemed taken (literally) with a #12 Klinkhammer. If you haven’t encounter this fly pattern it is tied on a curved hook so it sits nicely in the film with the abdomen extending down in the water column.
As my last report said, the color of choice appears to be brown although this morning’s fly (one of my own) was tied with antron dubbing which gave it a very “buggy” appearance. I added brown legs which really improves the “generic” aspect particularly at this time of year with so many terrestrials on the water.
Water temperature is still nicely sitting at 52 degrees and the fish were all strong and obviously not suffering from a lack of oxygen.
I didn’t work with any other fly types because the KH was working so well and as previously stated the midge solution has been solved as yet.