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Started by 5xTippett, June 17, 2012, 16:15:23 PM
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Good work, Boss.
Let's all give 'em hell in '22.
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As I began the trek to the lower runs I was moving slower than usual. At the first run I stopped and sat down on the bank and observed the water for a while, there were only a few sporadic risers, but I was rigged with a bwo emeger and so I went with that. I did manage to get a couple of fish to hit the fly but no hookups today. I decided to throw streamers instead, as it was something I could manage. The fish, however, weren't interested in that either today.
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Fished on till past sunset with only a couple of bumps or grabs
The Bugger off and running for 2022.
Water is up and a bit murky but plenty fishable. 300 in Bassett. Streamers and nymphs will take fish up and down the whole system; streamers seemed better for me yest/today. Nothing for me on small nymphs.One thing I have noticed for the past month or so are the large numbers of size 14/16 black stoneflies in the air (and some on the water). I didn't see any rise to them today, but at times they will. Typically, we see the little stones closer to Feb, but maybe the warm weather/unusual flows have changed the timing? Happy New Year to all.
"Just cause you feel it, doesn't mean it's there."A nice, trippy music video of a great song to start 2022.
Got a leisurely start to the day. Then 20 minutes down the road, I realized I didn't grab my wading staff.At 300ish cfs, I needed it. Back tracked. Extra leisurely start, now.One car in the lot. Hiked in, and sure as shit he was in the good run I would have finished up in.Went in below him. He was a young guy, euroing, fishing deliberately, and catching fish. Good for him.
The beavers are very busy, btw.
I went the other day after the rain and went into the sally pool to throw streamers. It was about 40 degrees colder than trip #1. The water was muddy, but I was there so I went to work. I hate wading the part of the river when the visibility is so poor. Nothing was happening and after about a half hour I started to move on up to another spot. It was about that time that I noticed the water was coming up and since I didn't know how much they had opened the damn dam, I split.
I wasn't sure where I was going to end up today, so I checked out some deep runs at the new flow. It was sunny and warm when I geared up so I didn't fleece or layer or go electric on the socks. I hit the run and was waist deep for about an hour or so without a hit, all I got was bottom diddymo and weeds. The sun was gone and there was a chill in the air, felt like snow was coming. I moved on. I was thinking about the upper river, but checked out another run instead.
As I was nymphing the larger side of the spit run I kept hearing a fish jump behind me. I couldn't see any bugs coming off, so I ignored it for the time being and went back to work the main feature. It looked fishy to me and I was getting it down but only caught one brown. The fish behind me hit the surface again, and I switched sides, thinking if there was one fish in the slow run there would be others. I was right. The weather had chilled me and I called it a day.
Lots of dying veg coming down the river. Not as as bad as I experienced out west one fall, but pretty ugly.
Quote from: Dougfish on January 06, 2022, 21:57:29 PMLots of dying veg coming down the river. Not as as bad as I experienced out west one fall, but pretty ugly.
I thought it was going to be warmer, but on the drive up the temperature didn't get above freezing! Well, at least it won't be crowded, wait, there's a car in the lot.
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I'm trying to remember the last time I fished with ice in my guides, on the line, waders, and mustache. Long ago.Your dedication is admirable -- or you're just plain crazy.
On to the river. It was ten degrees warmer than the last trip, it should be good with plenty of sunshine, but when I opened the door and felt the wind I almost left. One look at the flag blowing straight out by the whipping wind should have given me a clue. But there I was, in a nearly empty lot, so I wadered and layered up and began the trek downstream.
Well the other guy was working his way up to one of my runs, I stopped and watched him for a while and wondered how he planned to traverse the deep tailout of the pool he was fishing. He whipped out a folding wading staff and began to come across, but he retreated when the water got up to mid chest level. Discretion is the better part of valor.
Note: the camera was set for focus stacking, and the bug was moving so it appears to have too many legs and two abdomens
The wind blew harder, it was the type of wind that topples widow makers and I was apprehensive on the walk out. I stopped at the left hand pool and tried nymphing for a while but the wind was picking up the line and it was impossible.
2A wee bit chilly start to the day, but I got loaded up and headed down.I had tied up a bunch of euro flies, and a bunch of new soft hackles.I had the 6wt, 4wt and euro rod in the truck.I sorta, kinda knew what I wanted to do today, but I was prepared for whatever I found.What I did not have was my camera. Fumbled with the cell phone today.
Started on the dirty part of the river.
I mean, I'm gonna kill today, right?I bushwhacked around a fallen tree and hit the next, beautiful run.Nothing.A hundred yards later, nothing.Another hundred yards, nothing.Reeled up, waded in and moved on to meet Woolly up higher.
Love the coloration on that biggest brown, very unique.
Poor guy probably got popped by a car and made it 100 ft before his dirt nap.
Started out sunny and slow. Picky bastards day.
Impressive work all around.