Smiling faces in downtown Craig this week.
Lots of regular late June and July anglers ont he river whether they be wade fishing, drifting, or fishing with a guide the feeling in Craig is familiar and enjoyable.
Does every fish eat your fly? No.
Will they rise daily? In some spots.
Are there bugs around including PMD’s, Trico’s, Sally’s, and Caddis? Yes indeed.
The key to your fishing July Experience is to choose your favorite stretch and have at ‘er. Enjoy your familiar water and catch a few, miss a few, and even land a few. The rec floaters are here daily as well but most are plenty friendly. The best way to handle folks running over your fish is to smile and realize that most are not doing it on purpose. It is all about intent. Those folks and floaters do not understand what our plight is. And why would they. Fly Flickers are a strange bunch and not many non-anglers know how nuts we really are.
Our spouses do though.
Good fishing all month long. We love July and enjoy the opportunities to cast at rising trout.
The weeds bother some and not others. The floaters bother some and not others. Some like the upper river and others the mid or lower reaches. Some like ham and some like turkey. Some believe this daily update and others do not believe a word we say. Sometimes the fish rise and other times they do not.
All your choice. Haters gonna hate. A democratic society we live in and we must understand that some complain and others don’t.
We for one are not complaining about nothin’. It is summer and the fishing ain’t easy.
A big heads up if you can recognize the trout that will eat the dry fly and the ones that just will not. Sometimes changing flies will get it done, and other times the fish just will not eat the one with the hook in it.
4th of July Party in Craig. Rocket to Uranus plays at 8pm at Izaak’s Porch with craziness beginning about 4, 5, 6, 7pm?
Shop open at 6am for your river needs. Happy July.