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!