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

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Woolly Bugger

#2700

#23-6 52 degrees and mostly sunny, gas $3.29

I checked the weather but didn't pay attention to the wind. The flag at the mirror plant was blowing straight down stream. I didn't even think about spey casting and went with a nymph rig; stone with a rs2 dropper. There was a Tahoe with a VA Wildlife Conservation tag; TR BUM in the lot, I didn't see him on the water as went low, stopping at the left handed run, it was there that I decided that it was going to be a bitch of a day as mending the line was difficult to impossible as the wind counteracted against all efforts.

I picked off three punes there, one on the stone and the others took the rs2.

I moved on down to the trestle and caught nothing. I was getting tired of fighting the wind and watching a bobber. I did see one trout rise to what I thought was a BWO.

After a couple of hours of abuse I gave up and headed out stopping at sally's where I caught a handful of punes and one better fish from under the rhododendrons.

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The Tahoe was gone by the time I got back to the lot at 3:30




Here is how chatbot wrote the TR


Ah, fly fishing for small brown trout on a windy winter day? That's enough to get any angler's heart a-flutter. It's a dreary grey scene - the sky is a deep slate color, and the cold wind gusts off the lake. For me, though, that just means more of an adventure, and I'm more than ready to take it on.

As I walk along the pebble and gravel shoreline, I can see the brown trout jumping in the murky-looking water, practically begging me to catch them. This isn't your usual day of boiling-hot sunshine and clear visibility, but that doesn't bother me. There'll be plenty of those days when winter passes, but those cold winter days, the such-as-this, come just once a year.

Casting my fly at the trout definitely takes a bit more finesse and accuracy on account of the wind.
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

Doug slaying it.

Red maple buds have some Farmers Almanac meaning? Long winter/Early spring?


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!

Mudwall Gatewood 3.0

Quote from: Woolly Bugger on January 24, 2023, 14:55:53 PMWhat a BWO hatch really looks like!



Hatch of duns or spinner fall?  I can't tell; lost my eye for such things.
"Enjoy every sandwich."  Warren Zevon

Dougfish

The picky bastards were eating emergers yesterday.
They were letting duns float on by.
"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? "
Kelly's Heroes,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

#2705

#23-7 42 degrees and mostly sunny, gas $3.49

It may have been sunny in the parking lot but I was standing in the shadow of the bluff as the noon sun was too low in the sky to provide any warmth. I managed to catch one pune brown in that run and then headed on down to find Doug and have a beer and lunch.

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WE noticed a few BWO and Caddis in the air, no trout rising, it looked desolate. After solving none of the world's problems we headed back to fish the run and caught nothing.  We decided to move on up and hit a few spots on the way out. Doug swung some soft hackles below turtle creek while I watched.

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He caught nothing and headed home and I stopped in at Sally's and caught a couple. A red raft was headed down and they hit the spots above me but were kind enough to row behind me.

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I headed on down to the devil bridge and rigged up the spey pole and swung up a brown on an intruder.

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I hit the river walk run as the sun was setting and caught a stockbow and that was that.

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


#6&7



A couple of pretty days on the river this week.
That translated to weak fishing.  b';
Very few bugs.
Very few willing fish.
Very few trains.
The highlight was getting buzzed by Ospreys.

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The other highlight was seeing the bossman.
It had been months.

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As he said, we solved zero problems of the world.
And agreed that the fishing sukked.

Jeebus.

 :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? "
Kelly's Heroes,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

#2707

#23-8 52 degrees blue bird skies.




I had a choice of spey, euro, or conventional fly rods to choose from. I decided to swing flies today and hit the same water as yesterday.

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guys in a Dakota pick-up must have fished down low and left before I got down there as I started up at Sally's

I didn't even get aa bump in three and a half hours.

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Doug and i discussed the piles of leaves that are left on the bank. My theory is that this is created by beavers, but I don't know why.
Any of you beaver biologist know what's going on here?

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pastoral shot


I even tried a spot in town, no luck there either, but I did get a couple of bumps...

I should mention that I saw some NC vehicles, one with a brand-new trailer at river walk -- I think they were floating  smithfly raft that I saw just above River Road. There was another trailer parked there.


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!

itieuglyflies

When Woolly's TR lacks a picture of a beer and a trout instead featured a pic of a muddy ditch and  two piles of wet leaves....fishing must be really bad!

driver

I believe it is otters that make the piles of leaves. They dig the leaves up in search of food. Much easier to sort out on the bank that under water.

Woolly Bugger

Quote from: itieuglyflies on January 29, 2023, 09:28:37 AMmuddy ditch

that there is Turtle Creek


Snap T casting is getting better all the time.... placing the intruder right up against the far bank... unfortunately there were no takers...


 
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!

Big J

Looks like some Smith River fishing to me  :Dance

Woolly Bugger


#23-9 32 - 37 clear skies

cold day, layered up, icy guides for a bit, swinging for unicorns, only one bump.

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just casting away from river right all afternoon, it's a low percentage game and I almost switched to a euro rig, but I was in a double spey casting groove.

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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