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Contrary to popular belief, dry fly action can be great!  Caught 5 and had at least 10 hits.



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Actually dry fly on pc is good. Through out the warmer months and during bwo hatches.

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I wouldn't exactly call it good, but it does exist sometimes. I haven't seen any BWO dry action, yet.

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You can catch a lot of small fish on dries at PC. If you throw a damsel fly sometimes a better fish will come up to take it.

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That's good info. I'll try a damsel. The only time I've seen fish consistently feeding on the surface is late fall when the flows are very very low...and this new event that I have discovered.

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I always bring my 4wt to throw dries. Too much fun

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Long ago I was floating Solano lake and a guy who was doing quite well said he was using a black-bodied Humpy with the hackle burned off.  I once ran into a guy who said he was doing quite well on an elk hair caddis.  I was fishing one winter day when I noticed a very nice rainbow rising just out of casting distance; I later saw a little yellow stone on the water.  Long ago during the winter just at dark the fish would go crazy on Solano lake; an unweighted midge pupa would draw strikes.  I don't know if this activity still takes place but it was really exciting to experience.  Personally, I've always considered Putah an nymphing stream so I really haven't tried dries that often but I just thought I'd pass on what I had heard or seen.  



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Last summer I had great success at the deer sign just at dusk with dries. Bigger fish were less hesitant to surface. Haven't tried it this year though.

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I haven't had anything over 12" hit a dry fly at putah. Was getting strikes with a griffiths gnat last summer

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Last Sunday I nymphed from 7 until 1130am. Had some luck early. In the last hour or so I probably saw 10 rises but I couldn't see what they came up for. The fish seemed small, but I would love to try for them. Any suggestions on what to try? Maybe a #20 mayfly?

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I usually just toss a #16 caddis seems to work fine. I've been seeing a lot of fish on top lately all times of the day

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Thank you for the suggestion. I'll dry an elk hair caddis with a nymph dropper once the morning warms up and I see rises this Sunday.

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