Saturday, July 14, 2012
Spinners late save the day
As the Farmington Fog settled in (54F water and warm air) over the river, Pete needed to leave but I waited for a potential spinner fall. I switched the glasses for a head lamp and put on a heavy sweater and warmer fleece pants and waited in the frigid water. Wondering if things were ever going to get going a tried a Usual to a couple of sipping fish to no avail. I switched to a rusty brown spinner while there was still enough light to tie it on. In the dark you could see fish starting to rise more aggressively. I tossed the rusty spinner out into the darkness and listened for activity in the direction of the fly, if I heard or saw anything I lifted the rod as if to ask "is anyone out there" and several times there was. A fat rainbow and brown were brought to hand as well as a few that were "released" from a distance. Staying late paid off again and made up for the slow start.