BRING EACH FISH TO NET OR HAND AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.
DO NOT DRAG THE FISH UP ON THE BANKS OR HOLD THEM OVER LAND.
KEEP THE FISH IN THE WATER WHILE DISENGAGING THE HOOK. USING A HEMOSTAT IS REALLY HELPFUL – YOU DON’T HAVE TO TOUCH THE FISH. JUST REACH DOWN, ENGAGE THE HOOK, AND WITH A QUICK TWIST, THE FISH IS RELEASED WITH NO HANDLING WHATSOEVER.
WHEN TAKING PICTURES, HOLD THE FISH OVER WATER. KEEP THEM IN THE WATER UNTIL JUST BEFORE YOU HAVE THE PICTURE TAKEN, AND THEN TAKE ONLY 2-3 SECONDS TO SNAP THAT SHOT.
In the lakes, expect to find damsel flies, various mayflies, midges and caddis, plus aquatic beetles and water boatmen. Around the edges, terrestrials (ants, beetles and grasshoppers) make their annual appearances. The streams will contain various mayflies, caddis, stoneflies and, of course, terrestrials. As a general rule expect larger flies to work best in early season and smaller flies to work best during the late season