I returned to the Ruby River tailwater today with Matt and fiancee Kelly. This was Kelly’s second effort at fly fishing. The night had been cold, and the weather was partly sunny with little wind. The water warmed around 10:30, and the tricos began to rise shortly afterwards.
We began to spot sporadic rise in the quiet water along the stream edges. The bulging riseforms suggested that the fish were feeding on nymphs just below the film. We cast a pair of flies, a moderate sized hopper, trailed with a glass beadhead nymph pattern.
Kelly hooked two heavy brown trout, running 14-18 inches! Quite a day for a beginner!! You can see her picture with the hyperlink below.