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SoHo PFF report

Started by Phil, October 13, 2021, 17:05:22 PM

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Phil

I don't know how to put a bunch of pics in a link like Woolly did on the PFF thread, so will post my report here if that's OK with y'all.

Thursday P.M. was camp set up and visiting day.

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Friday fishing was with Fred the Euro master. I drove off and left my camera in the tent.  b'; Oh well, the results were predictable -- I managed 4 little browns and a rainbow, all under 10". Fred took me to school and caught maybe 25 or 30. Yep. Friday afternoon, evening, and night was heavy rain and thunderstorms all night.

Saturday I took off on my own and crossed the river very carefully to a promising looking run -- I couldn't see below my knees due to water being off-color. I hate wading like that in a river as slippery as the SoHo! Hit the run where the water was a little clearer, but still off a bit. That may have helped, because I started catching good fish from my second cast on. Lights out. They were gobbling up the #16 splitcase sulphur nymph.

The bottom mesh of my net measures 14", same as the net's mouth. I also have 16, 18, and 20" marks in the handle for quick measurements.

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My best brown of the day -- measured 18" on my net before release.

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Caught more that were camera shy, broke off several, and had a bunch more that came unbuttoned almost to the net. Lotso brow trouts, and a good time on a river I usually fish miserably.

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Rainbow after more rain --

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A splendid time.


Trout Maharishi

Glad to see you have improved your camp sleeping set up. Couple of nice browns to :bow " class="fancybox" data-fancybox="topic">" title="" alt="" class="bbc_img" loading="lazy">

There's more B.S. in fly fishing than there is in a Kansas feedlot.

Lefty Kreh

Stone-Man

Good stuff , Phil  I was a witness.  Enjoyed your narrative on those fish , etc ,etc.

Stone-Man


itieuglyflies

It was a fun weekend for sure, glad you broke the Soho curse.....but as we all know it can show back up at any time on that

river.


Onslow


Phil

Sorry I put it in the wrong place, Woolly -- didn't mean to cause you administrative work!  :embarassed:


Big J

Nicely done Phil.  Almost makes me want to fish that river again.  Almost.


Dougfish

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