Silver Creek Brown Drakes
Four eyes are better than two. John Huber sends a spinner toward a toilet flush.
A Silver Creek Brown
The Release. The brown drake hatch on Silver Creek is one of my favorite hatches for many reasons. The warm light and the ephemeral spring-green being one reason. The sheer volume and size of these mayflies is--while I have witnessed it many times before--an unforgettable experience. As a pretty busy guide, it is really the only summer or fall hatch I regularly fish with friends and it has become a tradition to fish and hang out with a group of buddies and watch and participate as it all unfolds.
The fishing can be super good as well; that is until the fish are so distended and stuffed that they can no longer gorge with abandon.
We often fish well past dark and if we are lucky will stay on the water past midnight.
You can hear and see fish rising but cannot see your fly...
Moonlight near midnight
A headlamp is mandatory if you are planning on tying any knots.
Nikon D3s, Nikon 14-24 afs f2.8 lens
Backlit. Brown Drake
Nikon D200, Nikon 105 micro lens