All content © Robert Williamson

All content © Robert Williamson

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Success With the O2 Air-filled Stonefly Adult

F/V Gulf Ventur was able to hit a stonefly hatch this past week. I had tied up some O2 Air-filled Stoneflies for him to try. He sent me this picture with a little report of their success. One of his friends went back up to try it again. Hopefully, I'll get another report. While this hatch is pretty much over on many of the smaller, local Utah waters, it should be starting on the northern waters of Montana.


Cutthroat Stalker said...

Congrats on the air-filled stones! I'm interested in the additional report(s).

The salmonfly pattern is still working on the BSF (maybe, kinda weird because I don't even know if they inhabit the area I fished).

Wildnative said...

I think F/V went back up Monday and Tuesday to fish the stones. I'll let you know if I get a report. I wish I could fish as much as he does.

I read about your last outing on BSF. Is any of the water on Ant Flat available to fish ot is it all private?

I fished a headwater stream up there (Spring Creek?) a few years back that was really good. I got on private property with a guy who had access. I thought maybe more cutts, but still mostly browns. The place was tick infested. We each brought home about 5 each!

Cutthroat Stalker said...

Pretty much everything along Ant flat is private (you can find a couple of non-posted areas, but not many). The Millers (from the Hyrum meat-packing plants) have a sizeable chunk posted. I've been on some of the private land a couple of times with some owners. Pretty much all brookies when you get up there higher. Yep, I hear you on the ticks--my brother-in-law and I both came home with a couple (I didn't find one for two days).