The Ramblings of a Fly Fisherman

Fly Fishing Clear Creek – 4/21/2013

Clear Creek is running beautifully right now.  The water is a bit low, but that fact is giving the average angler access to many areas not typically available.  This area is becoming my testing ground for my new Tenkara rods as the terrain and shallow runs appear to be custom tailored for this method of fishing.  So far, I have been very happy with the results.  Today, Alyssa and I caught about 12 fish on beaded pheasant tails in sizes ranging from 8 to 13 inches.  I can already tell that Alyssa is going to prefer Tenkara over western fly fishing as the ease of casting really allowed her to focus her efforts on landing fish rather than fiddling with her gear.  I did spend some time using some of the more traditional kebari flies, but due to my lack of confidence in them at this point, I found myself gravitating to my go to dry-dropper configuration (small caddis/pheasant tail) which was really easy to cast with the Ayu II and produced great results throughout the day.


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