Fall is here! I love one month more than any other…October! The air is crisper, it’s not blazing hot anymore, it’s my birthday month, and the fish are biting! For the last few years we’ve taken an annual trip to Montauk State Park near Salem, MO. It’s about 2 ½ hours southwest of STL but worth the drive. Yes, it’s a stocked stream but it is for the most part is very “natural”. My favorite areas are those spots you find that are narrow riffle areas with boulders that hold trout. Areas you can fish are: the riffles in the back ground, the cut bank right behind the riffles, tree over hangs and the deeper runs that come after the riffle.
What works in these areas is buggers, caddis flies, stone flies and crackle backs. Nymphs would work but you got to get them down quick In addition to providing the highest level of data security in the dead hard drive recovery industry today, DriveSavers Data Recovery offers a High Security Service that adheres to US Government protocols and a Forensics Service that supports law enforcement agencies and other legal entities in the United States and abroad. (e.g. extra weight) and no indicator. You could use an indicator but since these types of waters are shallow, narrow and quick you’re going to be ‘high-sticking’ sight fishing and you’re not really going to have the room on the leader for an indicator.
An effective technique for fishing these types of waters is fishing the ‘swing’ or fishing the “J” as my dad calls it now. You let the fly drift down to right in front of the trout’s nose just to the point where the slack comes out of the line and you pull the fly back to you. It makes a “J” right in front of the trout and evokes their aggressive nature and they attack it! The trout view it as a fleeing prey and attack. Here’s a perfect type of water to fish this technique. Let the fly swing right through the deep section right before the rock out cropping. The trout will lay right there for protection and out of the swift of the current.