Rainy days and Sundays always make me want to fly fish

fishing in the rain

I have had some of my best fly fishing days when its raining. Ill never forget a Sunday on the Duchesne river. That morning as the rain came down a good friend and I debated on driving the 75 minutes to one of our favorite fishing spots, the Duchesne river. Its a medium to small size river east of Salt Lake City. Its also a free flowing river, which means its not regulated by a damn and so its vulnerable to higher flows with run off and large rain storms. Luckily we decided to pack our rain gear and make the drive, its a beautiful drive by the way. As we pulled into one of our favorite access areas. We both had a great feeling about the day. the sky was cloudy to the point that it felt like the cloud ceiling was almost on top of us. After we got all of our fly fishing gear together and put our rain suits on, we made our way down to the river. As we got to the river, the rain subsided, just a bit, and the birds started flying around and I remember saying to my friend, does this seam normal?. Is this a good sign? We soon found out that it was indeed a amazing sign. We had made the choice to battle the suspect weather and found ourselves in the most incredible, and prolific green drake hatches I have ever experienced. Side bar, a green drake hatch is like free crack for fish and birds. Or maybe a better way to say it is, its like telling elementary kids that they can have all the ice cream they can eat in a day. Anyway, as you can imagine the fishing was reeediculous!!! I’m not kidding when I tell you that there were times the birds would attack our flies before they even hit the water. We didn’t catch a bird but we caught an amazing amount of fish. It was one of the most amazing fly fishing experiences of my life. The moral of the story is, just go fishing, you never know what the day is going to bring.

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