Feb. 25th, 2012: The First BWO’s

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  • Air Temp: ~30 Degrees F
  • Water Temp: 52 Degrees F
  • Conditions: Sunny Skies/Minimal Wind
  • Time: 12:28pm

The first BWO’s I’ve seen since I stopped crossing the border showed up the other day. I nearly dove head first into the creek after them but it being ~30 degrees out I showed a bit of restraint. I blew the only hole showing rising trout just to get a couple pictures of these flies, they came and went quickly. Hatching lasted maybe 45minutes and the numbers were minimal, I counted a scant few float by every so often. This is just the beginning, they are here, check the rocks, look for those dark fat wing pads, then take note and go back. About time this season put up something to write about.

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4 Comments:

  1. a welcome sight.

  2. Taking a dive into the creek at 30 degrees, not so smart. The BWO’s I came across a couple of weeks ago were smaller than those. Just a cute, though.

    Mark

  3. Some good news.

    Been an interestingly dismal winter season (for me, and I sense for others).

    Glad you got some sun and bugs.

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