For Halloween I hiked to Phantom Ranch in the Grand Canyon. My goal was to scout out fishing in Bright Angel creek with a possible dip of a wooly bugger in the Colorado. I left early in the morning and got to the ranch by 1:00 p.m. and spent the next three hours fishing up and down the creek. I was able to land a 1/2 dozen Rainbows as I went further upstream from the confluence the trout just got more colorful. The last couple that I caught had par marks though they were between 10 and 12 inches. It gets dark in a hurry at the bottom of the canyon and I had a scheduled steak dinner at 5 so I missed the best action. I tried again for an hout the next morning but was unsuccessful. This was a really fun trip. If you've ever thought about hiking or floating the Grand Canyon don't forget your fly rod...there's something about catching a beautiful rainbow in that incredible environment.


p.s. All the trout were caught on nymphs.

"...because it is not fly fishing if you are not looking for answers to questions."

Norman Maclean--A River Runs Through It.