Meltwater and Rainbow Trout

With melting snow and ice swelling local streams, it was time to add another salmonid to the 2018 flyfishing list. The rainbow trout is now #3 on that list.

The gentle rise of meltwater added only the slightest stain to the water. The river held enough turbidity to put the fish at ease, while enough clarity remained for easy sight feeding. Conditions were perfect for nymphing at close range.

My rainbow trout pattern Buff pales in comparison to the colors on the real thing.

“The List” so far:

  1. Brown Trout
  2. Brook Trout
  3. Rainbow Trout