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al simpson

I fished Mossy last evening; arrived streamside about 7:30, and fished into darkness. I fished upstream from the parking area near the church. Conditions seemed perfect; sunny day, no wind, fairly clear water. Only one thing was missing- the sulfurs!

According to my fishing log, the sulfurs hatch on Mossy from mid-May through June. Yesterday I saw NO sulfurs, only a few tan caddis in the streamside brush. Consequently, there were no rising fish until near-dark, when an occasional fish could be spotted.

All was not lost, as I did catch several browns, running 10-14 inches, BUT, something is wrong with Mossy. The sulfur hatch used to be robust, both morning and evening.