Big Rainbow Trout on Dry Flies at Corbett Lake BC

 Posted by on August 2, 2013 at 6:03 am  Outdoors  Add comments
Aug 022013
 
Huge Rainbow at Lake Corbett BC

Huge rainbow at Lake Corbett BC barely fits in net!

I had the privilege of fishing Corbett Lake in BC a few weeks ago and I was not disappointed. Corbett Lake is one of my favorite lakes for catching trophy size rainbows.  In fact, the smallest fish I’ve ever caught at Corbett Lake was around 16 inches!

This year, I almost exclusively fished dry flies after noticing consistent surface activity throughout the day. I knew the fish were big so I didn’t fool around with miniature dry flies–I wanted something that made a ruckus. Twitching a size 6 tarantula fly did the trick. The 26 inch rainbow (pictured above) that swallowed it really out a strain on my 5 wt rod and just barely fit inside my net. In one day, I had two rainbows measuring 24 inches and a few taping out at 22 inches.

As the day wore on, we fished in view of a fabulous sunset and moonrise. What a supreme setting for fly fishing!

Corbett Lake at dusk

Corbett Lake at dusk

 

Corbett Lake moonrise

Corbett Lake moonrise

 

 

 

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