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Started by 5xTippett, June 28, 2009, 21:58:10 PM
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I headed to Martinsville Friday after supper. I got up Saturday, ate breakfast and hit the river around 10:00. I wasn't in a major hurry since I figured I had all day. Unfortunately nobody told me the fish weren't planning on eating any beetles after around 1:30. If they had let me know that I might have gotten up earlier. I headed up river and started out fishing Ralph's dog hole. ( I hope you appreciate having a pool on the river named for you Ralph. Not everybody can lay claim to that) They were on fire and I picked up around 10 in short order. Feeling a little cocky ,( I'm old enough to know better) I went to my next spot. I picked up maybe 6 or 7 where I should have picked up a lot more than that. I was beginning to notice a trend going in the wrong direction. I ate my sandwiches and headed to Bassett. I talked to OTS and he suggested going to a new spot I had never fished. I caught a couple out of there and talked to Ben for a while. I will file that spot away for future reference. I went on downstream lookin for some sulphers which never materialized.I did not catch a ton of fish Saturday, but it was enough to have had a lot of fun.
Good to see you got out and got some!
I started early on Saturday, about 6AM. in Bassett. Within minutes I hooked a nice brown and again thought I was going to have a good day. Well, I did have a good day but I really had to work for the fish I caught. It was really slow and I ended up with only 8 fish total for the day. I think 3 were browns. There were maybe four different kinds of flies coming off the water. There were a lot of them too. The only one I can say for sure were cadis. At least I think thats what they were, the ones with the antenna. I tried every dry fly in my box. Fish were rising but I could now get any to hit. It wasnt just me. I talked to 3 other people fly fishing and the only thing that worked was an ant and it wasnt that good either. I got all my fish on nymhs and a zebra midge. I fished for a while with a great guy name Larry who lives near by. He is a TU member but is not on the forum.
Sunday I fished again in Bassett and had a good day but worked pretty hard for what I got. I ended up with I think 18 fish and must have hooked and lost half a dozen for the day. Only 5 were browns and they werent very big. There are still a lot of rainbows in the river and some nices ones too, lots of 12-13 inch fish. I fished for a while with one of the guys here on the forum. Im hoping he reads this because Im not sure what his name is on here. He hooked and lost a big rainbow over 20 inches that I wish he could have landed. There seems to be a lot of rainbows up in the special regs section. Like Al has said, I think that long week of generation really spread them out.
The pictures below are all from Saturday. This is a first for me, but I forgot my Iphone and camera at home.
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That was me on Sunday RJ -it was a good day - caught a few browns, caught a few bows, hooked and lost a pig of a rainbow, fished with a new friend, got home safe and sound. That's a pretty good day.
I got out at about 5:30 Sunday evening. Fished for a couple of hours in the upper SR. Fish were fairly cooperative, but you could tell from the refusals they had been picked over pretty good on the weekend.
Tried a beetle, dragged a zonker, and threw several different sulphur patterns. A very sparsely tied sulphur was the ticket. Hard to keep afloat, but every time I'd get it dried and preened, they'd hit it again.
I had meant to stay until dark, but the sky started looking a little electric and black. Walking back across the fields, I could feel the static on the hairs of my arm, so I ran in a crouch to the treeline. Kinda spooky, but the lightning never came. Got home in time to ride the karts around a little with the boys.
Here are some pictures that did not download last night.
Nice browns and nice pictures!! Thanks for adding them.
Quote from: Z-Man on June 29, 2009, 04:37:10 AMThat was me on Sunday RJ -it was a good day - caught a few browns, caught a few bows, hooked and lost a pig of a rainbow, fished with a new friend, got home safe and sound. That's a pretty good day.