This Skwala nymph still has a couple months left to go before hatching, but it's still a good representative of its species, which was extremely abundant in my sample for a stonefly of this size. It's obvious why the Yakima is known for its Skwala hatch.
HighFlyer on Oct 1, 2008October 1st, 2008, 6:50 am EDT
I caught a lil baby up on the Baptism River in Northern MN last weekend, but the weather wasn't cooperating with us. A torrential down pour on Friday night put a ton of run-off into the streams Saturday. That combined with my lack of experience and any semblance of any actual skill left me high and dry. Cold, rainy, and fishless.... definitely not a weekend to remember.
"Calling Fly Fishing a hobby is like calling Brain Surgery a job."
~by Paul Schullery~
"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."
~by Henry David Thoreau~