Stoneflies a buzzin…

The water is in great shape and the warm weather has really turned things around.Following are a few tales from anglers fishing the catch and release section for your enjoyment.

From Bill,

“There were quite a few large brown stoneflies on the water, but the fish were being real selective.I managed to land six fish skating a #14 versionof the pattern I gave you,including a nice 13 incher…

From Scott,

Hi guys. Fished today with a quill winged stonefly (dark wing, brown hackle) and knocked ‘em dead. Stoneflies were coming off in large numbers from 12 until 2. Dry fly fishing as good as the sulphur hatch – but in early March…

From Doug,

I stopped at Masemore around 11:00 am and the midges were on the rise and the trout were everywhere.I had an 11:30 lunch appointment in Hunt Valley (Don’t leave Rising Trout). I went back at 1:30 pm and most of the fish were down, though they did rise to the occasional stone fly…

With reports like this coming in, shame on you if you’ve been watching TV.

Note: We just had two more guys come in the shop that caught’em on dries.