I wanted to get this out because both are important. You might have seen this already posted on Facebook and the FFP Instagram pages today. Also, a quick and interesting update and observation from Hosmer after guiding there yesterday and contrary to my report posted Sunday:
Hey Friends, this Saturday October 7th we are inviting you to a special event at the House on the Metolius to learn, and to fish and to be around other fishy folks.
Fish with the RareWaters crew on HOUSE ON METOLIUS. Our team and partners will be on hand to share their stoke, local knowledge, and fish with you on our House on Metolius property.
House on Metolius
Saturday, October 7
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Check out this Itinerary for October 7:
10:00-10:45 Meet and greet with the RareWaters team.
11:00 – 12:00 ( Tying a streamer W/ Brett Hulen from Confluence Fly Shop)
12:00 – 1:00 ( Streamer Casting lesson, Tye Krueger from Confluence Fly Shop)
1:00 – 2:00 (Lunch)
2:00 – 3:00 (Casting dry flies on the Metolius W/ Jeff Perin from The Fly Fishers Place)
3:00 – 4:00 (Happy Hour)
Sandwiches, snacks, and drinks are provided by RareWaters.
Access to the water will be open all day, feel free to come and go from the presentations as you wish.
HOSMER LAKE was good yesterday but different. 1st and most important, the fish were almost entirely absent from the channel. There were some big rainbows in the upper lake, and a couple of moderate schools of Brookies at the very top on the channel going out of the upper lake. The Lower Lake was where the fish seemed congregated and we had success on Ants and Soft Hackles.
Stripping Leeches on a Hover or Clear Intermediate is good. So if you go, don’t waste a lot of time in the channel. Of course you should peak around and see if they moved in again, but they might’ve chosen deeper water now that fall has come.