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Jack C. Mauer has more than a thirty year investment in fishing, floating and wading the waters of western Montana. He is intimately acquainted with the surrounding fisheries and their corresponding ecologies. It is his passion and enthusiasm for the art of fly fishing, a respect and knowledge of trout habitat, and the ability to expertly instruct the technical aspects of fly fishing that clients appreciate as they return to western Montana and Wapiti Waters. Contact Jack at 800-254-5311.

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Friday, April 24, 2009

Bugs on the Bitterroot - Skwala and Mayfly photos

I forgot to mention in the earlier blog that we were Ameletus mayfly dun on the Bitterroot Riverfishing with Jack's dry imitations of skwala and mayflies. These photos show why. We saw them on the water. The first is a photo of an Ameletus mayfly dun. It is beautiful in it's grey color and upright profile.

The second photo is, of course, a female skwala stonefly on my wader pant leg. She stayed with us in the boat for most of the trip.

Below is a fish Jack caught while wade fishing during a mayfly hatch. I can't tell you what fly he was using, it is too obvious.

When you fish the hatch, you will have to match the size.
female skwala on the Bitterroot River

Jack Mauer with a Bitterroot River Trout Jack also caught the brown trout in an earlier post during this hatch. AND with my camera around my neck, I caught one of the biggest fish, another brown trout, right at the end of the hatch. Now that I am learning to set my hook better, it is getting a lot more fun!

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