Rocky Ford Creek
Friday, November 21, 7:59 a.m. PST
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What to Expect in November
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Hatches divided by half-month. Super Major Minor Slight None
During November, blue-winged olives (size 18-20) and midges (size 20-22) are the main show. Stock up on Baetis Cripples, CDC Baetis, Sparkle Duns, and similar patterns. Toss in some Baetis nymph imitations such as Pheasant Tails and sparse Hares Ears; sizes 18-20 should do it.
When you're not fishing those patterns, tie on some Blood Midges or Brassies. You should also carry a few Griffiths Gnats or Sprout Midges.
Size 16 Scuds (olive-gray, pink, orange) are another pattern to put in your box. Use a long leader--14-16 feet tapered to 5X fluorocarbon, skip the indicator. Present the scud on a dead drift or with a slow retrieve.
A few mahogany duns might still be hatching early in the month.
If all else fails, try a sparse, black leech. White Bunny Leeches can also be productive, but only if no one else is using them.
Don't expect solitude. Weekdays will be less busy than weekends.
For more on November tactics and flies, see the Rivers in General forecast
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The Avid Angler 206-362-4030
Creekside Angling Company 425-392-3800
Orvis Seattle 425-452-9138
Pacific Fly Fishers 425-742-2402
Patrick's Fly Shop 206-325-8988
Puget Sound Fly Co. 253-472-2420
Reds Fly Shop 509-933-2300
Worley-Bugger Fly Company 509-962-2033
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