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BWO from San Juan River in New Mexico


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#1 Patriot

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Posted 27 January 2020 - 10:39 PM

While on my latest trip to my favorite trout river, these blue-winged olives hatched.  They were everywhere.  Too bad I did not have an actual camera to capture these incredible insects instead of my iPhone.  These images are better than nothing, I suppose.

 

These mayflies are probably no longer than 3/8" in length plus their very long tail fibers.

 

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Posted 28 January 2020 - 08:50 AM

Those are still very cool photos with your Iphone. Did you catch any on top?



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Posted 28 January 2020 - 09:20 AM

Those photos look good !!  Were the fish rising to them?  As feathers asked ... catch any???


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Posted 28 January 2020 - 10:07 AM

Baetis hatches are one of the things that make winter fishing great. I hope some fish were feeding on top and you were able to hook a few with dries.

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Posted 28 January 2020 - 05:43 PM

Those are still very cool photos with your Iphone. Did you catch any on top?

 

I did but not with a BWO fly.  Midges were hatching at the same time and that is what I was using and those worked very well.  I did try one of my BWO imitations, but could not see it.  I am heading back up there in a few days and will try some parachute-BWO's.  Will report from there, time permitting.



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Posted 28 January 2020 - 05:51 PM

Baetis hatches are one of the things that make winter fishing great. I hope some fish were feeding on top and you were able to hook a few with dries.

 

I did indeed tie into several on the surface, but I was using my Lolita fly.  This fly has always worked for me on top and below the surface.  It is not my creation, but was taken from a written description found in Steven Meyers' San Juan River Chronicle book (p95).

 

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Posted 28 January 2020 - 05:53 PM

Those photos look good !!  Were the fish rising to them?  As feathers asked ... catch any???

 

If you recall from an earlier post, I noted that on this trip I netted my personal best ever trout.  I have a plan to take photo when I return in a few days.  I will keep you posted from the river, time permitting.

 

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Posted 30 January 2020 - 07:08 PM

Wait, you took pictures of the bugs but not your personal best fish? I would risk dropping my phone in the water to get pictures of my personal bests (all of them). "Hell, I seen me do it."

 

Those are neat bugs, we don't have them up here, but we do have some kind of may flies.



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Posted 31 January 2020 - 02:24 AM

Nice looking emerger pattern. 


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Posted 31 January 2020 - 07:28 PM

Wait, you took pictures of the bugs but not your personal best fish? I would risk dropping my phone in the water to get pictures of my personal bests (all of them). "Hell, I seen me do it."

 

Those are neat bugs, we don't have them up here, but we do have some kind of may flies.

 

Yep, I know.  No photo of the beautiful hen rainbow.  But, I have redesigned my vest so I can take some photos.  I'm headed  back up there on Sunday/Monday.  I may stay home and watch the Super Bowl, or ... I may leave early and not worry about it.  We Patriot fans don't have a horse in the race, so why watch right?   Kidding, I'm just kidding.  Haha!

 

I have some new flies just in case the BWO's show up again and they probably will.  Will report from the river or when I get home.

 

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Posted 31 January 2020 - 07:29 PM

Nice looking emerger pattern. 

 

Thanks!  I have to tie a few more before I head back to the river.



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Posted 03 February 2020 - 01:19 PM

 

Wait, you took pictures of the bugs but not your personal best fish? I would risk dropping my phone in the water to get pictures of my personal bests (all of them). "Hell, I seen me do it."

 

Those are neat bugs, we don't have them up here, but we do have some kind of may flies.

 

Yep, I know.  No photo of the beautiful hen rainbow.  But, I have redesigned my vest so I can take some photos.  I'm headed  back up there on Sunday/Monday.  I may stay home and watch the Super Bowl, or ... I may leave early and not worry about it.  We Patriot fans don't have a horse in the race, so why watch right?   Kidding, I'm just kidding.  Haha!

 

I have some new flies just in case the BWO's show up again and they probably will.  Will report from the river or when I get home.

 

Thanks for dropping by.

 

I will be looking forward to your report. I love a good story and good pictures of bugs, fish, everything. Best of luck. (I did go fishing (ice fishing) on Sunday, I didn't have a dog in the fight either. One of my best days ice fishing ever. I caught about 70 fish, four of them over 20 inches)