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The Ravine

Started by RiverbumCO, April 28, 2021, 19:00:34 PM

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I dropped off the ridge around 10:30.  Somehow i still had reception, which i didnt want.  Hopefully i had drank enough water to curtail dehydration from the 3-4 whiskeys the night before.  Life has been pretty hectic as of late.  Wife is helping coach softball, we have moved, and just signed a contract on our marital home.  Work has been extra busy, which is good...but not during turkey season/peak trout.  I would have been cleaning out my storage buildings at the old house in preparation for closing, but buyers did inspection today, so i had a hall pass.

This particular ridge is huge, and drops off several hundred feet in steep fashion, but sure cuts off a lot of walk-over water.  Id been in the market for a new 3wt setup for a while, and finally snagged one off the bay and a good price.  a 7'6" Scott G (the old ones).  Oufitted with a sweet little Hardy Featherweight, it was good creek setup.  Until today, it had only snagged some bluegills on the pond in the front yard of the new place.

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Starting out with a big caddis dry and sparkle pupa dropper, it didnt take long to hook up.

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Fishing wasnt on fire, despite the air full of bugs.  They seemed to want emergers.

Mostly caught fish this size, which is fine

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I saw 4 kinds of stoneflys, caddis, and both big and small mayflies.

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and then i saw big boy...and probably the reason the fishing wasnt incredible (other than sun and full moon).  I seriously mistook this for a hummingbird until it landed.

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Break for "lunch"

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After seeing the salmonfly, i made sure to dredge all the big holes with a big rubberlegs...it paid off.

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This stream is tough to get into, difficult to fish and wade, and rhodo choked from hell, but boy will she pay off sometimes.

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The hike out only took 27 minutes from bottom to straight the fuck up.   :cheers

My real name is Chad Farthouse.

greg

Got to love those old Scott g rods. Hell off a day.


itieuglyflies

A fine report and beautiful big trout. Like the new rod too.


Onslow


Michael Toris

I'd ate that big ass stonefly for lunch. Probably pretty good protein


RiverbumCO

@WMT what is the id on the small mayfly

My real name is Chad Farthouse.

Michael Toris

Quote from: RiverbumCO on April 28, 2021, 20:45:19 PM

@WMT what is the id on the small mayfly

I'm no pro on adults, but I'd say a Baetis

Hopefully Mudwall will chime in soon.


Big J


Mudwall Gatewood 3.0

Quote from: WMT on April 29, 2021, 15:16:40 PM

Quote from: RiverbumCO on April 28, 2021, 20:45:19 PM

@WMT what is the id on the small mayfly

I'm no pro on adults, but I'd say a Baetis

Hopefully Mudwall will chime in soon.

Family Baetidae I think.  Female but I have no idea of genus.

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Michael Toris

Quote from: Mudwall Gatewood 3.0 on April 29, 2021, 18:48:19 PM

Quote from: WMT on April 29, 2021, 15:16:40 PM

Quote from: RiverbumCO on April 28, 2021, 20:45:19 PM

@WMT what is the id on the small mayfly

I'm no pro on adults, but I'd say a Baetis

Hopefully Mudwall will chime in soon.

Family Baetidae I think.  Female but I have no idea of genus.

Makes me feel a shit ton better. It just sort of had the overall appearance of that family for sure. The genus stab was an unlit one.


troutrus

Considering the little bug's resting spot, I was guessing fruit fly.


Phil

I'd say the bug in question was a "little fishing fly." That there big bug was one of them "real big fishing flies."

damn fine brown trouts there   :bow


Stone-Man

Pretty work, Sir  !!!


NCsporksman

The apple really doin it for me...was it up to snuff?



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