So the Salmonflies are gone..now what?
The Salmonflies and Goldens on the Deschutes are all but a memory and something to look forward to next year, so..now what? Caddis and Summer Steelhead!
Trout are already into heavy caddis mode and will be for the rest of summer and fall. Fishing rock worms, pupas and emergers during the day will produce, and Emergers and adults in the evenings and in any shady spots you come accross during the day will be the ticket. Now that its getting hot we go into a summer pattern, fishing the early AM hours with spent adults and the evenings with emergers and dries taking an ice cream and nap break between noon and 4. Make sure and stay to the end if you want the best fishing.
Summer Steelhead are in our local rivers and will continue to trickle in until October. Many of the rivers peak in mid July, so now is a great time to hit that alarm clock and get out there at dawn to get the most of the cooler low light hours, before the splash and giggle crowd take them over in thier inner tubes. We tend to stick with Skagit heads and sink tips west of the Cascades, and still fish the bigger flies. Extractors, Mini-Extractors, Silvenators, Marabou Tubes and Rabbit Strip Leeches will all be effective.
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When the folks started this endeavor 20 years ago they were open 7 days a week. The thought was that they would run every day the first year and after that year they would pick the day that was the slowest to close. So after that first year, Sunday was by far the slowest day. Thus the next 19 years we were open Monday through Saturday.
Over the years we often debated the merits of opening on Sundays again. We always and quite soundly rejected the idea. We needed time off too . At least until this year. With our crew growing, we took a shot and have had the store open on Sundays since December of last year. We knew that it would take a while to get things going and we’ve stuck it out.
Guess where I’m going with this…. After seven months, we have not seen much interest in shopping at NWFFO on Sundays. Jonsey has done a great job of taking care of the needs of those few who have come in. He certainly has had time to get projects done, but his wife and son miss him as well.
In business, you have to keep trying to find ways to meet your customers needs. We certainly promise to always strive to do so. In this case, we tried, and it didn’t work out. No problem, lesson learned. We will officially close again on Sundays starting the first of July. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause any of you.
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