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Started by Woolly Bugger, March 04, 2021, 10:49:20 AM

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Woolly Bugger

March 04, 2021, 10:49:20 AM Last Edit: March 04, 2021, 11:53:41 AM by Woolly Bugger

March 3, 2021 #7

Gas $2.55

Drove on up expecting to see a crowded parking lot.

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Don't know where everybody was, maybe they are working? I can't wait for things to get back to normal, where, during the week the parks are mostly empty.

Hiked in a mile and fished a couple of spots I like. Mayflies emerging and even saw a trout rise. Whoop Whoop! Lots of little black stones and Quill Gordons too.

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I'm still fishing the same rig with a stimulator and rubber legs dropper. I keep telling myself to sharpen the hook on the dropper, but forgot again. I missed a lot of fish today. They managed to get off before I could get a hold of them. The ones that took the dry were ever so cautious and slow, drifting back with the fly and rising ever so slow with a lethargic sip at then end or a refusal.

Mostly brook trout up to 9" with the majority being 5-6" along with a few rainbows that were colored nicely. I flubbed many photos, with fish slipping out of hand or jumping out of the net. It was just one of those days.

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I hopped around a bit, skipping over sections and ended up at the start of the gorge section. . I only saw one hiker during the day. She hiked to the homestead and back.

As the days get longer and warmer, I'll be pushing further up the creek.

I climbed out at the branch that leads up to the bridge on the trail. This area will soon be covered in savory nettles.

It was 5:00 and as I walked down the path I ran into a couple of young hikers on there way up. They were making good time with their hiking sticks but I wondered after they passed, would they get up to the parkway before dark?

I tried out the Lifestraw Go, It's really nice to have an unlimited amount of water! Keeping the pack light and refilling as necessary. I'm not big on maintenance, but I took it apart and rinses as instructed, letting it dry after use.

Here is the photo dump of the rest of the day...

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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!

terrestrial

Any experience with the lifestraw itself? I've thought about purchasing a couple to throw in packs since they're space-friendly.

Excellent fish and  beer, btw


Dougfish

I'm never, ever taking you to a small stream again.

"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 March 04, 2021, 11:35:38 AM

I'm never, ever taking you to a small stream again.

fished it before I even met you... just not "that part"  <-;:

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

The fishing I ain't talking about.

The hotspotting has been ratcheted up in the last year. :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

greg

The cfo is bad ass. I want one. Can't find one I can afford. That speck is pretty fish.


Woolly Bugger

Quote from: Dougfish on March 04, 2021, 12:23:21 PM

The fishing I ain't talking about.

The hotspotting has been ratcheted up in the last year. :o

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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

Gordon's and little black stones.  Exactly what I saw there a week ago on a warm afternoon.....


tgoode



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