I was excited to get out on the water for my Birthday this past week and felt like I should tie up something special.
I saw a blog posting for the creek I was planning to fish where the author had success with the go2 caddis on a spring, Colorado day much like my Birthday. A few of these go2 caddis were tied up to see if they could help me catch some Birthday fish.
They did not. With higher than average flows, a cloudy day and cooler water temperatures, these flies seemed out of place with the only insect life observed throughout the day being a few small, grey mayflies.
Only a few rises were seen, but I was able to fool a brown trout early in the day on an elk hair caddis.
And then another later in the day on a guide's choice hare's ear from a deep slot in a small eddy.
Although the fishing was tough with many fly and weight changes, it was nice to get out, fish all my own flies and catch some Birthday fish. I enjoyed my day and wish you a Happy Birthday as well whatever you choose to do and whenever it may be. Cheers!!