Had a very cool weekend as I had the pleasure of guiding some of the members of the band and their family members on a local river. It was me along with Dan Ansbach, and Lenny, both of whom guide out of Shannon's Fly shop in Califon, NJ.
We were fortunate because the weather was perfect, caddis were on the water all day, and the trout were feeding on them. The guys worked hard and so that kept us working hard - not that it was work changing flies, fixing leaders and netting fish. The tough part was being on the water all day in waders with all your equipment, but no rod and lots of rising fish! We spent 8 hours on the river, putting them on fish, and eventually, getting them all to catch some beauties before the day was over. That evening, Karen and I joined them for dinner at the Sterling Hotel.
The top dry fly of the day was my Caribou Caddis, size #16 brown/gray, and the top dropper fly was Lenny's BWO emerger.
It was a great day. We're all looking forward to hitting the river again next time they are in town.
Sharpen those hooks!