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Started by Woolly Bugger, April 03, 2008, 08:36:31 AM
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After soccer camp, and then running the kids all over town from southeast to west side, I turned the GPS on to take me to the Smith River. I probably should have back tracked ten miles and hit the know route but I trusted the GPS to get me there. And it did, taking the scenic route, although the travel time was about the same it was a country road drive that seamed to take much longer. Finally I arrived at the mirror plant and proceeded to fish the long slick behind the plant. With no generation during the day I had hoped that there would be a significant sulfur hatch. There were bugs in the air, mostly midges and bwo's along with a sulfur or two. The sun was shining brightly on the smooth surface and I didn't see any steady risers, I worked the water. With the 6:00 PM release schedule, I moved on down to the lower part of the special regs section and when I got down there the bugs were a lot thicker and fish were rising in the feeding lanes. I popped on off at about 70 feet with too much pepper! Then I picked up a handful more at closer range. Fished till I could no longer follow the fly in foam as the sun set.
Fished till the foam and sunset masked the fly......Classic!
Nice Wool! I too hit the stream this evening until about 7:45pm, never fished that late, but was rewarded well with a nice brown around the 17in mark on flashback fly. I caught all breds last night....4 brookies, 2 rainbows and the big brown...might be so big to you guys but up here in the mountains thats a big brown to me....I have really been trying to use more nymph's this year and have been very successful on the setting the hook. Now, I have lost my touch on setting the dry hook. I bet I lost 5 good fish because I reacted to soon. Anyway you get'em anyway you can though it is nice to see the dry fly get hit. I dont know about the Smith, but up here in WNC mountains the stream was packed with fly fishermen.....the most I have ever seen in one evening. I have been very surprised at the amount of bugs popping off. The fishes seem to love it. They were hitting just about everything I threw at them last night. I just about got enough money saved for that waterproof camera, so pic's will soon follow.
Since I wasn't having any luck in the upper section I started working on my casting throwing 60 to 70 feet of line out across the river. I worked the distant runs and seams before heading back up to the slick water. I shot a cast and as the coils on the line hit the stripping guide I glanced down to see how much of the line didn't shoot out. It has all shot out, just made a little noise. When I glanced back up to the fly there was a nice ring around it where a trout had risen to it! o-o
Nice report, although the photo doesn't seem to be up to your standard.
Glad to see you caught some. 0--0
Quote from: troutrus on April 03, 2008, 16:13:26 PMNice report, although the photo doesn't seem to be up to your standard.Glad to see you caught some. 0--0
Nice report, although the photo doesn't seem to be up to your standard.Glad to see you caught some. 0--0
Read this thread ....http://www.brfff.com/forum/index.php/topic,3992.0.html