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Hooked On The Gorge

I found a great spot today at the gorge’s downstream end, where the larger fish rose up against the wall. I hooked a giant rainbow, but it broke the line. I was fishing a hopper dropper set up. I used this type of system most of the day, foam hoppers and little green bead head nymphs. I was getting takes on the hopper for a time, but they did not become hooked. I had success with the midge dropper.

As the morning progressed, more and larger fish surfaced to pick off what looked like an upside-down spider, and the first couple of feet off the river surface was a cloud of tiny midges.

I still managed to catch a few fish and got to know this stretch of the river well. There are no pictures cause I am not bringing my iPhone out into the water for vanity, but I will put in some pictures of my amigo Juan Pablo and some of the excellent fish he caught.

My friend went further upstream and found a sweet spot in the river where it is almost lake-like. He reported there were many beautiful large trout willing to take dry flies. Further upstream, he found a sweet spot in the river where it is almost lake-like and reported many beautiful large trout willing to take dry flies.

By Peter Geoghan

Adventurer with doubts who self-guides his own fly fishing trips to Chile and Argentina. I am from New York City but last lived in the lovely Catskills, the land of bright trout, many reservoirs, rivers, streams, and creeks. Please email me at psg35@cornell.edu

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