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I'm going to give Leech a try this Saturday...any recent info would be helpful, as I've never been there before. I'll be in a Browning Agressor tube, in case any one else is at the lake.
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I'll probably be there. Tie some midge cripples in forest green in a size 20. There is usually a hatch at dusk every night. Chromies give good action for triploids throughout the day. Suggestive nymphs take brookies. You'll have plenty of company on the lake, don't worry about that..

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In late August there is a baetis mayfly hatch from 10-2 most days. You will do well with a #16-20 Blue Winged Olive as a dry or a #16-20 bead head pheasant tail nymph. There will be splashy rises if the hatch is on. The afternoon sometimes goes off and then it picks up again at dusk. I've always done the best from late morning through early afternoon. Have never done well in the morning.

I've caught bigger fish by going to a sinktip or full sinking line and fishing a #10 dark olive Carey or Wooly Bugger along the deadfalls on the north side of the lake to the West of the springs at the Campground.

A beautiful lake. Sparse grey hackle is right. It will be crowded but there are lots of fish to go around. Have a great time.
 

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Thanks, silverbrown and sparse grey hackle. Sounds like a variety of flies work at various times during the day, as is usual for stillwaters. I've found that newer triploids are more susceptible to flies with a good "buggy" look to them, and not necessarily matching the hatch. The brookies may be another matter, however. On a lake, a crowd can be dealt with much more easily than a river. I wear a wide-brimmed brown hat when fishing, so if you're up there, paddle over and say hello, and we can swap some patterns.

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