We landed 7 or 8, but missed quite a few on skwalas. The photos are of Curt with a 20″ Rainbow in my boat. The other is of Allen with an 18″ Rainbow. All we caught were rainbows.
Thanks for the report from another Dan,
the Rocky Mountain Embroidery Dan
April 27, 2011
My first day guiding the Madison River this season. A new resident of Ennis wanted to learn and fish the more remote sections of the river. The decision was easy, McAtee bridge to Varney bridge was chosen. Baird inquired about hatches we could expect to see and I went down the list: Sqwalla Stone flies; BWO’s; Midges; March Browns; and maybe some Caddis. We have a nice variety, but any dry fly action would be a bonus.
We started with a Delektable Olive Mega Prince Flashback in a size #8 in tandem. From the time we put in we caught larger rainbows and this continued all the way to the take out. We added two brown trout to our totals. What a great first day to be introduced to this section of the Madison. Baird soon forgot about his desire for the dry fly bite because his fly rod was continually bent on the nymph bite. Welcome to our wonderful neighborhood, Baird.