This morning was “guides’ day out” with Captain Don Graham doing the honors at the helm of his Alumaweld with Captain’s Fred Vargas and Tom Kuieck in tow. Our day scouting trip, which we thought would see us stripping streamers and drifting sucker egg patterns, threw us a curve ball in the form of an extended grey drake spinner fall! Oh, darn!

Two hours plus later and ten solid trout in the net, the fall was over, and there we sat smiling and feeling all was well with the world. Absolutely top drawer dry fly fishing—all under a warming late May sky! In short, a great morning of outstanding dry fly fishing with two great guides and friends. Posted are samples of the browns we brought to hand.


Here’s hoping the drakes continue to do their thing. We’ll be there to cheer them on!

Tom Kuieck