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Spinning in Mud

Started by Phil, August 06, 2018, 20:06:20 pm

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Phil

August 06, 2018, 20:06:20 pm Last Edit: August 06, 2018, 20:19:40 pm by Phil
The Smallie Show camp/fish at Zaloo's Outpost was a washout. Incessant heavy rains had the New River rocking at 1780 cfs (the mean in this area is 350-400), red-brown and muddy with logs, trees, and assorted trash floating along. As far as I was concerned fly fishing was out, so I broke out the (gasp) spinning rod and plastics with fairly heavy jig hooks and hit the banks. The fish were hugging right there to get out of the flood. Managed some little smallies and redeyes, but at least I didn't get skunked.

Camp --


Oh, No. Not looking good --




Time to go to the dark side --






Redeyes--




Back to the goal --




Somebody else was around to verify and take my picture (so I could prove I caught fish while the rest of the guys were off trying to float in that mess) --


All fish were within 1 1/2 - 2 feet of the bank.




BRFFF

You da man!


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itieuglyflies

"Phil don't need no stinking clear water"......sorry I missed bumming a cup of coffee off you each morning...hope to make up for it this Fall.

Phil

2 comments. Hmmm. I guess spinning rod fish don't count hereabouts.
Or maybe them Virginny smallies are just so much bigger that my little NC ones aren't worth commenting on. It's OK. Be that way. Henheheh.  n!n

Fishbug

Guilty of dabbling in the gear.

Sometimes fly fishing just doesn't make sense. Good job getting some.


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Onslow

Phil, I just don't have fishing on the brain at the moment.  I'm having fantasies about backpacking Snow Mesa in Colorado. 

Dougfish

The sad fact of our current forum situation. If you get five responses these days, you must have posted an epic report.  n!n :;! p;-
"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? " <br />-Oddball, 1970

NCsporksman

Quote from: Dougfish on August 08, 2018, 21:23:39 pm
The sad fact of our current forum situation. If you get five responses these days, you must have posted an epic report.  n!n :;! p;-
cause errbody is getting their jollies on FB and insta...guilty as charged..il post something this year..I plomise

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