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Wednesday, February 3, 2021
By Dave Graybill
I have been having a ball catching big triploids at Rufus Woods this winter. I got out in December with my buddy Austin Moser, and he put me on two big kokanee. I will be fishing these two places again, but there is another favorite of mine that I plan on trying this week. It’s fly fishing at Rocky Ford Creek, near Ephrata. I was introduced to the fishing here back in the 90s when I was living in Chelan and have been making winter trips here ever since. The Ford can be frustrating. It is full of big rainbow that are famous for turning up their noses at the most tempting patterns. Although fishing Scud patterns under an indicator is the most popular approach to taking trout here, I am going to start with a method that was taught to me many years ago. It still produces more fish for me than any other technique. I tie on a Mini Leech and then about 15 inches below that I tie on an Ultra Scud. I cast this where there is a slight current, allow it to sink a bit and strip it in. They may take the Scud or the Leech and hit hard!
The top fly in this photo is of the Mini Leech. The Ultra Scud is below it, and typical Scud below that.