It is the season of the big bug, with Hex grabbing so much of the attention anglers really do over look the early June season. As Iyso’s, stones, and now the “new” Manistee river Gray Drake. As I was talking to Ed McCoy last night, when do you ever remember seeing so many Gray Drakes? Will be fun to watch over the next couple years, how this hatch and spinner fall effects our June fishing. Especially the early season, it has been a day saver some nights this year. Not that we didn’t have Gray’s before, but we do not remember in our short guide careers having this many, and for this long. I’m so glad that I had McCoy’s Gray Drake Spinner from Orvis this year. It is still undefeated haven’t been refused by a fish yet.
Kean O. below with a stonefly eating michigan brown trout.