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Started by 5xTippett, June 17, 2012, 16:15:23 PM

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Woolly Bugger


#41

55 SUNNY Gas $3.88



The flow was down 30 cfs and clear. I was thinking it would be a nymphing day, but I still had a clouser tied on, so when I got to the first run I waded out and set up for the first cast. As the fly swung out of the main channel and moved in front of a submerged boulder, I watched a trout rise up off the bottom, chase after and attack the fly! Now it's always great to get off to a quick start, but often it is a curse to catch a fish on the first cast. 


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57 cast later and I hooked another fish, I was hoping that it was a good brown but disappointingly turned out to be a stockbow.

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Then it was lunch time... Loon Cafe's Minnesota Wild Rice Soup, know to PFFers at Loon Stew.

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As I was finishing up my beer I spotted a raft coming down and through the run that I was planning to hit next. I took my time before fishing it. It didn't pan out and I started working my way down the pool. There were a number of winter stones in the air and I saw a trout take one, so I switched over to a dry fly all the time keeping a eye on the spot where the fish rose. Finally after rerigging I was ready to cast, "now exactly where was that fish?, I asked myself.

I made the cast and watched the drift as it went over where I thought the fish rose, it went over and past and then I started to pick up the line and the fly skated an inch and the trout rose to the moving target and of course missed as I pulled the fly off the water. Damn it! Well I cast again and this time the trout took the fly!

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I saw a few more trout rise and I managed to entice a half dozen to take the fly. It wasn't easy and it took a lot of time and patience.

Another, the second, flycraft floated by and reported a slow day. I concurred.

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I saw one rise and it sounded like a toilet flush, I spent 20 minutes trying to get it to rise again. It didn't happen.

Then Alex came on down in his Stealthcraft. I took another break.

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It was getting late and there was a basketball game to watch, so I headed out.

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ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!
me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.
My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Woolly Bugger

#2416

#42

64 Sunny

I was hoping for a repeat of yesterday, the river was down a few more cfs and even clearer or seemed that way in the bright sunlight from a cloudless sky.

The wind wasn't too bad when I started hiking in but by the time I got downstream it was blowing hard. I fished for a bit but was frustrated being unable to mend effectively, I caught nothing. So I decided to have lunch, but I couldn't keep the stove lit so it was cold soup for me.

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This guy must be a guide as he was down yesterday with a different dude.

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The gusts would come and go and at times it was calm, and I even saw a fish rise. But as soon as I thought about dry fly fishing the wind picked back up and blew harder than before.

I was almost ready to give up but went back out to try and catch at least one. During the lulls, I was able to catch a handful.

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Another guide came on down...
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Also, the plastic hatch has started, two yaks and a canoe.

And that was it, I did hit a few other spots on the way out, but nothing much was happening.



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ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!
me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.
My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

creakycane


Dougfish

I thought it got pretty "pushy".  :o
"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change? " -Oddball, 1970

"I don't wanna go to hell,
But if I do,
It'll be 'cause of you..."
Strange Desire, The Black Keys, 2006

Woolly Bugger

ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!
me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.
My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Dougfish


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I had a semi-serious medical situation that sidelined me for 2 1/2 weeks. I have been recovering great and had to hit the water.
My stamina is down and my core was not fond of my wading upstream in the flows, but it was good to get out.
The woods/wildflowers are blowing up and I had the river to myself. And the wind.  b';
Wore wading pants which keep me in crotch deep water or less. Easier to take a leak, for sure.

Virginia Bluebells

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Mayapple

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Ragwort

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Trillium

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The rod leaned against the tree a lot today.

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Drank a few beers.

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Had a smoked meatloaf sammie.

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Caught a couple of punes.

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Dutchman's Breeches.

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Paw Paw flower buds.

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Moved up to another run and thought the flows had gotten stronger.
Fished another 15 minutes with no takers and bailed.

Violets on the walk out.

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Got home and found out they bumped the flows at noon. I'd been wading 496 cfs half the time. LOL.
Get out, mofo's.

 :cheers

"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change? " -Oddball, 1970

"I don't wanna go to hell,
But if I do,
It'll be 'cause of you..."
Strange Desire, The Black Keys, 2006

Trout Maharishi

What's the small purple flower growing under the Ragwort
Sic semper tyrannis

Woolly Bugger


#44

75+ Sunny Gas $3.81

They cut the water back this morning, caught some on the surface with rbphoto's cdc elk caddis...

Then went after a fish with a clouser, he nailed it. Got a couple more on the streamer. Saw a sulfur. Looked around for som morels, didn't find any, took some pic, drank a beer, ran into John up at Sally's Pool.

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ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!
me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.
My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Fishbug

That fish is backwards!

Trout Maharishi

#2424
Quote from: Fishbug on April 13, 2022, 20:55:26 PMThat fish is backwards!

That's Woowee's one finger death fish paralyzer hold. It's how he gets them to hold still while he photographs them
Sic semper tyrannis

Woolly Bugger

#2425
I listened to WHY THE PAST 10 YEARS OF AMERICAN LIFE HAVE BEEN UNIQUELY STUPID on the drive up.

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#49

47* sunny and windy

Had to go up near the damn dam to get clear water. I forgot how friggin' cold it is up there wading waist deep. I caught a couple of stockerbows in one spot, it was really hard to detect strikes with the wind blowing the line. I moved on down a ways and whacked a dozen stockbows and two  brown before I started to go numb.

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I went down to the ramp and had lunch and a beer, talked briefly to a VaTec student who was fishing down there and had caught bows.

I moved on downtown and hit a run there, picked a couple of browns off the bottom before throwing in the towel and heading home.


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ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!
me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.
My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Dougfish

I'm glad you got out before they bumped it to 513 cfs!
"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change? " -Oddball, 1970

"I don't wanna go to hell,
But if I do,
It'll be 'cause of you..."
Strange Desire, The Black Keys, 2006

Woolly Bugger

Quote from: Dougfish on April 19, 2022, 18:27:45 PMI'm glad you got out before they bumped it to 513 cfs!



No wonder it was a bitch to wade and cold, but it was clear!

ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!
me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.
My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Dougfish

You experienced what happened to me my last trip. "Its really pushy today."
"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change? " -Oddball, 1970

"I don't wanna go to hell,
But if I do,
It'll be 'cause of you..."
Strange Desire, The Black Keys, 2006

Woolly Bugger

Forgot to mention a saw a few susfurs popping off while fishing downtown Bassett
ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!
me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.
My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

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