Even the best laid plans have their faults. It didn't hit me until I was pulling on the waders that I had left my newly tied xcaddis patterns on my tying desk.
Luckily, there was still a good enough collection of other caddis variations left in the fly box to at least fool a few trout. Flows are down a little, but still high and tinted. Trout feed fairly consistently through the morning before the sun really got on the water.
When the trout stopped coming to the surface, a prince nymph worked well.
Up to this point in the year, I have only caught brown trout in this small Colorado stream. On this day, the first rainbows were caught which were a welcome surprise.
Midges were actively hatching all day and Caddis bounced along the surface of the water sporadically. Once the sun got high in the sky mid-day and even the nymphing slowed, I headed home.
Have a safe and happy Fourth of July Weekend!!
I'll try to get out there with my flies and see how they do for the evening caddis hatch.