If you've followed along on the blog, Fly Fishing Forecasts, and Five Flies, you might know that I have an unreasonable hatred for olive streamers. I want to set the record straight - olive streamers work and you should use them, if you have confidence in them. I just so happen to think black streamers work and olive streamers don't. Personal preference, ya know? You know who likes olive streamers? Trouts Director of Education, Courtney Despos. She's a big-time olive streamer angler. BIG. TIME. Loves her some olive streamers. Last summer, we joined Zeke for one of his favorite summer time floats on the Colorado and we had a little impromptu battle - black vs. olive. And sadly for my angling ego...olive took the win.
Fast forward a couple of months and oh captain...our captain, Zeke Hersh, started a group chat and insisted we should be heading to the Colorado that week. He floated it with a friend the week previous and came back with some not-so-tall tales of good spring fishing on the big C. Who would have guessed it? With clouds in the forecast, there was a good chance we'd run into good streamer fishing and hopefully, we'd see some Blue-Winged Olives popping. We'd be fools to not go. So, it was time for Round 2.