Friday, August 18, 2017

Fly Fishing The Eclipse

Photo courtesy American Astronomical Society
The upcoming eclipse promises a few rare opportunities.  One might take advantage of the situation to escape the clutches of a remote tribe of headhunters by threatening not to return the sun to its rightful place in the sky, or maybe impressing young children with you magical powers.   However, I wonder how it will impact fly fishing?

I think most anglers would say that they have noticed an uptick in the bite around dusk.  Would it be possible for the change in the level of ambient light during the eclipse to trigger a hatch?  I would be interested in hearing from any of you that get a chance to fish the eclipse.

Here is a link to an article via The Sportsman Channel.  What do you think?

Oh yeah,  you really shouldn't stare at the sun and your @costasunglasses won't really work for that.


Unknown said...

I'm planning on fishing the South Platte around Deckers during the eclipse, I'll let you know how it goes!

Murdock said...

Look forward to hearing about it!