It has been a very busy August and September, but fruitful to say the least. I can count on one hand the amount of times anything but a dry fly has been fished. So that's a plus. Nonetheless, the hopper bite has been solid this summer. It takes a little more willingness to chase the water, but with a the right sled, magic can happen. I have been doing quite a few later than usual trips when the projection from the Corps is to push water in the afternoon into the evening. This has paid off big time, as the browns really get on the banks and feed better when they get some water under their bellies.
On a side note, I have had the opportunity to take quite a few younguns to Dry Run Creek this summer. If you have any kids that are younger than 16 and they might like to give fly fishing a shot, you've got to get them here. It is full of high quality fish, like the one above, that can keep kids attention much better than their Xbox.
It is hard to tell how much longer the big bug bite on top will last, but I can say it is my favorite time of the year, and I don't want it to go away. The fall is piling up, but I have a handful of days still scattered throughout October and a slightly larger handful available for November.