• Welcome to Pretentious Snobby Bastard Fly Fishing!. Please login or sign up.
July 19, 2019, 13:01:10 pm

News:

NC Delayed Harvest Trout Waters Open to Harvest June 1, 2019


+-+-

+-User

Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
 
 
 
Forgot your password?

+-Stats

Members
Total Members: 2308
Latest: pizzamaker
New This Month: 3
New This Week: 1
New Today: 0
Stats
Total Posts: 145485
Total Topics: 14058
Most Online Today: 663
Most Online Ever: 832
(March 08, 2019, 15:41:24 pm)
Users Online
Members: 27
Guests: 615
Total: 642

Blue Line

Started by brownhunter, September 17, 2005, 15:51:40 pm

Previous topic - Next topic

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

brownhunter

I went to a small blue line today and fished from about 7:45-9:00. Didn't fish long, but it was plenty to quench my thirst.
Place- South Carolina
Altitude- 3,000-3,200 ft.
Fish- 100% Northern Brook Trout
Water- mid 50S
Hike in- almost 3 miles
Flies- Red Humpy, Brassie, Rubber-legged Prince nymph

The fishing was great on this stream today. I landed three of them and missed just as many. I saw (or spooked) about 2 dozen of these fish. They were absolutely gorgeous and full of like today. I started in this first hole, just trying to get my bearings for the day. The hole was at the base of a plunge pool and the pool was about 2 feet wide, 4 feet long, and 3 feet deep. I was able to stand about 15 feet away from the hole and make the cast to the head of the plunge pool. I was using a Red Humpy dry and a brassie nymph as the dropper rig. I made that cast and the dry went under because of the plunge pool. I began lifting my rig because it went under and something pulled back. I had hooked the largest brookie in my life in this little hole. He hit the dry when it went under and the fight was on. It put a great little bend in my 3 weight. It went right at 12" and was in full colors. I mean bright orange, red, blue, and striking white lines. He even had a kype on him beginning. This was an awesome fish. I could have stopped fishing right then, because my day was complete. I did continue on though and caught a few more. I came upon this one hole and could see 3 big ones on the bottom. The larger of the 3 came up and inspected my fly 4 times, but never took it. Finally, I changed it to a rubber legged prince nymph and she attacked it with a vengeance. It put the other 2 down in that hole, but I got the larger one. It went about 10" and wasn't as colorful, but much fatter. I think it was the female. I also caught a dink and missed many more. This stream is fishing great, but will leave them alone til next year so they can spawn.
Here is a picture that I took on my trip. I guess I wasn't the only one visiting the stream via this path.
"Why, he wondered, did rich people call it sushi while poor people called it bait?"   -- Same Kind of Different as Me

brownhunter

Well, I guess I kept you in suspense long enough, but here is the picture of my big boy that I caught. This picture doesn't do this fish justice. It was so vibrant in its elements and in the wild. The picture was taken with a camera phone; so it isn't the best.
"Why, he wondered, did rich people call it sushi while poor people called it bait?"   -- Same Kind of Different as Me

BRFFF

yeah, those camera phones aren't all that good! but we can tell that was a good fish!


emery

man you got to love those pretty brook trout especially the big ones ;D
emery

creekchub

Now thats a good brookie, I dont care who you are!
Great report.

+-Recent Topics

Philpott / Smith River Planned Releases by Al
Today at 10:09:15

shoulda used a rainbow midge.... by Woolly Bugger
Today at 08:57:27

Whales beached in GA by Pansyman
July 18, 2019, 20:37:44 pm

Ticks by Dougfish
July 18, 2019, 09:23:51 am

Simms warranty by Dougfish
July 17, 2019, 17:26:57 pm

Unlimited Salmon/Steelhead News Update... by Woolly Bugger
July 17, 2019, 14:37:12 pm

Unlimited confederate (or any other) war memorial by Woolly Bugger
July 17, 2019, 10:21:22 am

Bees (for Ken) by Onslow
July 16, 2019, 20:52:49 pm

PRICE DROP: Simms Headwaters Chest pack and Backpacks by wildstream88
July 16, 2019, 19:41:17 pm

Rods for sale by driver
July 16, 2019, 11:11:44 am

Powered by EzPortal