George Born and Dan Hudgins are old friends who have been guiding and fly fishing the Little Red River for decades. It is always a treat to fish with them and we had a day on Monday that you dream about for your clients on a guide trip. Bo calls them, “Beer Can Days,” because you can cast virtually any fly, even a beer can, and the trout will take it as it is just one of those days when the fish are really feeding. One reason may be that there was a wide variety of insects that were on the water. We saw March Browns, Caddis, Blue Winged Olives and a bunch of Midges throughout the day.
It was a beautiful early summer day and the water levels on the river were near perfect. The guys each took their turn on the oars and everyone caught a bunch of really nice fish including the beautiful Brown Trout caught by George in the above photo which was taken on his go-to-fly, Born’s Hairy Legged Sowbug.
Oh, another reason that so many fish were caught is that all of these guys are pretty darn good fly anglers!
“Life is Good on the Fly!”