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Woolly Goes Wild III (with guest star, Doug)

Started by Dougfish, May 05, 2020, 08:35:23 AM

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May 05, 2020, 08:35:23 AM Last Edit: May 05, 2020, 08:38:28 AM by Dougfish

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I talked him into it. We compromised on a start time. It happened.

And the stream was juicy. Rolling. The fish came slow at first.

The Bugger went with a Stimi, I nymphed. He added a dropper. I went heavier.

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I caught a nice brown straight away and was ready for the slam.

But no rainbow would cooperate. Weird.

The fishing picked up as the stronger sun hit the water.

Bluebird day, but a gusty downstream wind all day, too.

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Pondering his quandary.

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Dreaming about future Gray's Lily blooms.

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Nobody died.

The better pics coming soon from The Boss.

: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

Woolly Bugger

May 4, 2020 #21

Dougfish text me, Sunday evening, asking if I wanted to fish the gorge with him Monday. He wanted to start at 8, we negotiated 9, and I thought, "how bad can it be".

It's an hour and a half drive and I got there at 8:45, was geared up and ready to go by 9 and no sign of Dougie, I began to wonder if he was serious when he said, "let's go in from the top", I waited and thought well, if he's not here by 9:30 I'm going in anyway.  Minutes later he pulled in an after he geared up we hit the trail.

Just a few steps past the gate I noticed this little butterfly, one I don't think I've seen before. It's an Eggfly Butterfly, strange name...

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We hiked up the trail a mile or two to the start of the gorge section. It wasn't long before Dougie caught the first fish of the day, a brown.

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I was on the board a little later with a pune brookie.

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Wildflowers dotted the landscape, the trillium are almost gone but there was plenty of fire pink and mayapples along with the occasional jack in the pulpit.

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Shortly after passing the mayapple grove which not has waist high nettles obscuring them, the gradient instreamed.

I stopped to take some photos as Doug continued to slay the brookies.

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Now things began to get interesting and we climbed the first of several waterfalls before stopping for a lunch.

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Then it was back to more brookies and more climbing the creek bed. I accused Doug of trying to kill me as I struggled to gain footing from a precarious perch straddling a bolder with one foot planted in the forceful flow of the constricted creek and having to swing the other leg up and over the rock to another foothold as the water churned in the pool below.

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We climbed out and headed down the trail and I said, "Well, I've checked that one off the list" Don't know if I'll do that again, but I'm thinking about it....

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!

Stone-Man

Pretty work Guys !!!! 'c;   Rough as hell creek to fish ,but maybe that is why there were so many trout in there.  That Butterfly  may actually be an 8 spotted forester moth. Check that one out --Keith

Grand day for sure

JT


Big J

Glad someone finally went with Doug up there. 


Rhody

Good on y'all, my knees would have said NOT!

Nice flower pics!

My picture weighs more than your picture.
J.M.

Woolly Bugger

May 05, 2020, 12:26:06 PM #5 Last Edit: May 05, 2020, 12:32:07 PM by Woolly Bugger
Quote from: Big J on May 05, 2020, 12:01:18 PM

Glad someone finally went with Doug up there.

Yeah I forgot to mention that I was not his first call... last ditch request  p;-  p;-

BTW as JT pointed out that might be a 8 spotted moth

https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Alypia-octomaculata

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

Quote from: Big J on May 05, 2020, 12:01:18 PM

Glad someone finally went with Doug up there.

I have not had that many rejections since high school.  n!n

"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

dhjunkie

Pretty work Mr Woolly Bugger sir and Mr Dougfish sir


troutrus

Very nice. 👍🏻

Relish your youth.


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!

Onslow

The report below contains more pics of the gorge's rough nature than I recall in previous documentations.

Great pics, great subjects, and a great location.


rbphoto

Quote from: Woolly Bugger on May 05, 2020, 12:26:06 PM

Quote from: Big J on May 05, 2020, 12:01:18 PM

Glad someone finally went with Doug up there.

Yeah I forgot to mention that I was not his first call... last ditch request  p;-  p;-

BTW as JT pointed out that might be a 8 spotted moth

https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Alypia-octomaculata

Yes, an 8-spotted moth.  Trips up most butterfly hunters.

@Dougfish, I have never gotten this invite . . . my knees are rehabbed.

Raymond

"maybe procrastination is another word for fishing..." ben
"Just butchered my first silk kitty...." Wooly Bugger  January 26, 2018, 12:41:27 PM

Woolly Bugger

Quote from: rbphoto on May 06, 2020, 06:00:10 AM

Quote from: Woolly Bugger on May 05, 2020, 12:26:06 PM

Quote from: Big J on May 05, 2020, 12:01:18 PM

Glad someone finally went with Doug up there.

Yeah I forgot to mention that I was not his first call... last ditch request  p;-  p;-

BTW as JT pointed out that might be a 8 spotted moth

https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Alypia-octomaculata

Yes, an 8-spotted moth.  Trips up most butterfly hunters.

@Dougfish, I have never gotten this invite . . . my knees are rehabbed.

Raymond

Go for it... YOLO!

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!

Phil

Damn fine trip and even better fish and pictures. The one of Doug and the rocks skirting the falls is a classic!


Dougfish

Bring it, Raymond. Only a 5 hour road trip?  :o

One day, my door will be open for guests again.  :Dance

"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


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