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Had some time so decided to hit the yakima last friday (3/15) instead of watching hoops all day. Fished upstream of the umtanum bridge and found myself in the middle of a bwo hatch from about 12:00-2:00. Fish were eagerly taking dries, I had success with a size 18 bwo emerger, as well as a size 18 bwo dun. Caught approximately 15 fish on top, size ranging from 11-17 inches. Great day to be out! And lets all pull for the Ducks against those thugs from Texas!

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I hurried up to the Canyon above Roza after work last thursday March 14 to experiment
with gear. I rigged up a #5
rod and the #8 rod to compare how they cast a big stone pattern. I
thought the #8 with the DTF line that came with the reel cast like a
dream. A fish of unknown size snapped off a tan sharon stone. That's
what I get for not changing the leader that came with the line. I didn't have any more tans, and they didn't like the orange. Also, I was on a bar and there wasn't the overhanging brush for stone adults to drop from. There were a lot
of fish feeding on the surface, but I couldn't see anything floating
by. It was getting dark enough I only had time for one more tie up.
Midge or may emerger, what's it going to be? Instead of walking back
up to get the #5, I stepped the tippet down and tied on a Griffiths.
Wrong choice, I guess. It drifted right over rising fish and nothing
took it. And there I was with a #8 flinging a #20 midge, but it
worked. I should have known-the rises were more slashy, with quick
turns back down and a tail slap, not the quiet slurpy midge rises.
Dark and cold, too. It will be easier to run up there once we have
daylight savings time. I made my cold much my worse.
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