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al simpson

I fished the channels portion of the Madison this am. started around 7:30. a scant caddis hatch was already started, but the fish were not into it yet. by 9:00, more caddis were present, a few gray drakes were hatching, tricos were coming off in quiet stretches, and small yellow Sallies were also abundant.

trout were rising, and I switched from subsurface fishing to surface fishing, with a parachute Adams, and a yellow Sally emerger, tied Quigley style. The fish tore up the emerger, including several in the high-teen range.

next time, I’ll sleep in, and time my arrival for 9 am.