yakima canyon report

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    If you get a chance to get there.... do it soon. The fish might all explode from eating so many caddis flys.I think you could write "caddis" on a bare hook with a fine point sharpie and they would eat it. Hit the upper canyon at 10 a.m. and put on the nymph setup Reds recommended. Second cast I looked at the bank and saw 2 fish rise, and switch! Straight to an x-caddis, and the rest of the day went as follows...... x- caddis, elk hair caddis, CDC caddis, hot butt caddis, and back to the x. Fished them till they were beat from too many mouths on them. I have to say it was epic. Mostly smaller fish, but quite a few decent sizes very tight to the bank. A small lull from 1 to 3 and then back on hot all the way to 5. I finished early enough to go wade something but my arm hurt so bad from casting ( and catching!) I made the trek home and had such a glorious sleep last night. Hope some others got to go experience this as well,
     
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    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    I was drooling over how good the river looked on our drive back from MT yesterday. I think that is where I'm heading next weekend. Writing caddis on a bare hook... that's funny! :D
     
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    Ooooo I'm drooling over my upcoming Montana trip. Do any fishing?
     
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    Check out my report on the Big Horn River thread.
     
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    What a great trip! I'm from northwest Montana and have been here about a tear now.... I save all my vacation for 2 weeks of dry flys in September back home. Hope its as good as your trip!
     
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    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    were you wading or boating?
     
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    Floating..... from big horn to the slab.
     
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    EPIC!!!!!
     
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    Great pics Dustin... none of mine did it justice. I can't count how many I got in my mouth and squashed in my seat
     
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    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    what size were the caddis?
     
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    Whatever size you had in the box..... I threw every size of every kind... even a few larger patterns with salmon fly's around
     
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    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    I am curious about the size of the naturals as I wanted to see if my Mother's Day caddis imitations were sized properly. Were they a standard sized 16?
     
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    Ya maybe a couple bigger. I'd say 14 to 16
     
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    My oh my. that beats any caddis hatch i have seen.
    cant get away right now. :( argh.
     

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