Tiny Baetis mayflies are perhaps the most commonly encountered and imitated by anglers on all American trout streams due to their great abundance, widespread distribution, and trout-friendly emergence habits.
Mcflyangler on Jan 21, 2017January 21st, 2017, 9:47 am EST
Even though my arm hurt badly, the need to catch a good sized trout on the San Juan kept me fishing. These trout are fun, yet very frustrating to fish for. I was able to land many small fish even though the large ones still avoided my net.
The rod I was using is a TFO Lefty Kreh Professional Series II which is a bit more moderate action then the last rod I was using. However it didnt seem to help much with bringing the larger sized trout in on these tiny nymphs. I tried very hard not to put much pressure on the fish when fighting, however I still lost them.
The reel I was using is a Sage 2250, and the line was Rio Mainstream WF5F, a simple $40 fly line. You don't need much more then the mainstream line on this river due to not having to cast very far to often.
I hooked 4 good sized trout, and one was well over 20". In fact, the one I lost due to it wrapping around "big rock" was easily 22-24". I just could not put enough pressure on him to steer him clear of the rock.
Mcflyangler on Jan 23, 2017January 23rd, 2017, 10:16 am EST
How does this sound like a sales pitch? I am not selling anything at all. Just trying to do a video on my trip to the san juan. HAHA Just cause I made a quality video doesn't mean I'm selling anything. Thanks for the compliment though! :)
Mc Fly Angler