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The Action is Improving!
Posted 23 July 2012, 11:48 pm NDT
Today we seen Eagle start to return to the success levels we expect this time of year. While the fishing is still not superb, due to the high water level it is picking up. The camp averaged nearly 3 fish per guest today. Not bad considering it was roughly 7 hours on the water and there are 4 first time anglers in camp! We have been spending our time helping them fine tune their casting skills and it is incredible to see how everyone has improved in just a few days. Rookies are always welcome and the guides are having a great time with them.

So...what has been working lately? It's an often asked question. The green machine has been the camp favorite overall. One guest found good success on small wet flies this morning. In particular a No. 10 Blue Charm. The Green Highlander has also been having success. Whatever the fly, persistence and paying attention is still the key.

The water level is dropping at a steady pace and we are starting to see some of the best pools begin to take shape again. There are a few pools fishing very well on this high water, but fish are not holding up. We can see schools of them coming in but they are porpoising and jumping their way upriver and not taking fly well. This will only get better in the coming days if the river continues to fall. The water is a cool 61-62 degrees farenheit. So when you do hook up, it is a fresh from the ocean silver bullet in cold water...a recipe for one wicked fight. It is unreal how the grilse are running well into the backing, and it seems there is just no recovery time required for them right now. In fact, you are lucky if you don't get tail slapped in the face when releasing one in these conditions!!

Tight lines, everyone, and we hope to bring you news of even more improving action in the coming days!
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