Brookies of Summer
The Fly Fish Food guys escapes to the cooler mountain climate with their tent and float tubes.
“When those 100 degree days roll around, we most often find ourselves headed to the
mountains for a respite from the heat and a chance to tussle with some decent Brookies (or Cutts or Tigers or Splake or whatever).
Below is a short little edit we did from an incredible callibaetis hatch wherein the Brook trout and a few Splake with a couple of Cutthroat were putting on the feedbag. We mostly fished the awesome Rio Midge Tip lines (long tips) and I’ll venture to say easily one of the best stillwater lines we’ve thrown.
As usual, these trips usually involve gnarly roads, “roughing” it (i.e. comfy cots in a huge tent) and lots of fish.
Anyway, for those interested, the Chimera did some damage: Likely one of my favorite patterns and one of Cheech’s most hated. (pay attention to the video). I usually fish it from an indicator but it can also be deadly stripped. Apart from testing new flies, we also used CDC & Elk and the Cinnamon Toast Ant.”