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Started by Woolly Bugger, October 07, 2020, 10:07:45 AM
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October 6, 2020 #44??
Started later than I wanted to, didn't even know where I was going for sure when I left, but I wanted to fish a different rod. Choice was the Orvis One Once 2 wt or the Flea Bamboo 3-4 wt. I choose the boo rod and then the next decision was what stream.
When I arrived at the location I didn't think anybody else was up the creek. I wanted to see how far I could go, maybe to the falls. I hadn't been up that far in decades.
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Well it turned out I was wrong and there were fishermen on the creek. I watched this guy for a while before shouting out to him asking if he was alone and if anybody was fishing above him. His dad was below him and he didn't think anybody was above. I told him I was going up at least 3 or 4, maybe more stream crossings.
I finally couldn't stand it and jumped in the water to fish. The old trail is well overgrown and there are many blowdowns across the trail and creek. I was catching dinks and small browns (didn't bother with a net and many returned to the water before I could grab the camera) The fish in the tailouts spooked and sent alarms throughout the small polls and runs. I used to call them black lightening as they ran for cover.
The last time I fished this creek was with Troutjedi before he moved to Montana, I recall him saying there were no fish in the creek, so I told him to watch this! I laid down in the creek bed and crawled up to the next pool and flipped the fly into the bubble line and bam fish on! Easy peasy. Well 20 years later I'm not crawling around like I used to.
The Flea with a CFO!
I would hit the trail and then bounce back in the creek for a while as I worked my way a couple of miles upstream where I found a nice mid-stream boulder to lunch upon.
Sardines, hot sauce, and a NB Wit.
Kept moving up with the plan to fish / hike until a 5 o'clock turnaround time. I sure is pretty up there.
The trial was wet, almost boggy in spots as seeps were flowing. Plenty of boot prints in the mud, couldn't tell how fresh they were, perhaps a couple of days old. I don't think anybody was above me.
Tons of honey mushrooms up and down the trail.
About 3 miles in I spied this Creekside and harvested a pound or so, about ¼ of it.
Up a little further and the trail was getting sketcher, lost it a few times, followed game trails for a bit, checked the USGS topo and realized I was on the wrong side of the creek. I was at another creek crossing and it was ten till five, I was at 1800' when I turned around. Took some more pics on the way out...
Good stuff, woolly! Sure is nice out in the woods now.
I'm disappointed it's not Doug's stream.
Great day for sure. Sweet reel.
Just beautiful! Thanks
Mighty fine, Woolly!
Stay off my lawn !