While at the fly fishing expo, I purchased some much needed proven trout flies from Matt Ebbers. On the way back to Chicago, Dave, and I stopped at the Rush River after pretty much everyone told us to go there while on our way back.
Dave and I doubled up about 15 minutes into our wade. I hooked up with a small brook trout on a Matt Ebbers pink squirrel, and Dave caught a brown trout on...I have no idea...a trout fly. Pretty fish. Small fish, but pretty fish.
|Me wading upstream. Photo by UA Dave.|
I quickly switched flies to the smallest black dry fly I had, and immediately told Dave to do the same. After quite a few missed opportunities and some good laughs, I finally hooked up! My first "match the hatch" trout, and a nice one at that!
The small fly that caught the brown trout above was from my purchase of trout flies from Phil's Phly Shop. I am terrible with all the names of these small flies, and really only know if it's a nymph or a dry fly. Haha
Well, that brown trout shot out of the water like a missle to take the fly, and it was AWESOME!