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Snow stream II

Started by troutphisher, December 20, 2009, 19:31:43 PM

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troutphisher

Glass and decided to give it another try today, and the roads getting there were much better, however the road through the Forrest was yet to be plowed.

We pause at the entrance,then decided to press on. You haven't lived until you've face death I say......

We proceeded with caution and made our way slowly up the road, we came to the place I had turned around yesterday, and the tree was still down, but had been cut to allow traffic. It was still single vehicle tracks, and snow scraped the bottom of Glassfishers FJ cruiser, but it handled the snow perfectly, 4wD and slow constant speed, we passed several down trees 5 of them and the last one had yet to be cut, so we drove over it slowly, and made it passed what we thought was the last obstacle.

The road was still treacherous and we slid off once, but glass managed to get us back on track. When we arrived at the parking lot, I was surprised to see three other vehicles in the parking lot, and guys gearing up for fishing. The parking lot had yet to be cleared, but we parked anyways.

We hiked down the trail and knew we were the first to take the trail, no other prints in the snow, save a couple of webbed tracks that proved to be the marks of a beaver, as they lead to a small shrub that had been gnawed and left stumped.

We we arrived at the water, it was pristine, no tracks, white snow and dark waters. I rigged up while glass was already rigged and fishing. It wasn't long before Glass hooked up with a nice bow, and things looked good.

I fished midges and glass fished a ptn with a bwo dropper, which-ed proved to be effective.

Soon after I was fighting a nice rainbow, that dodged the bottom like brown, and I looked over at glass, and he was fighting a nice brown, glass landed his fish and I was still fighting mine,before I managed to get it into the slow water and net it.

We did see some bwos coming off, but no fish rising to them. Glass noticed some small black stones hatching near a log and climbing out on the snow.
He snapped some good macro pics of the bugs.

We fished for another hour or so, then decided to head back and fishing up stream before we left. The water was running high and crystal clear, with sunny conditions, and we knew it was going to be challenging, but both of us hooked into a couple more fish, then decided it was beer time.

Glass had some beer, that was very refreshing, cold crisp, with a hint of fruit in the hops.

Glass sat on the bank enjoying the beverage, and I fished a little more, while we talked. I notice some midges coming off, and we could see a steady rise, near a break seam where a branch hung in the water. I decided to change fly's and go with a size 24 olive midge emerger.

I cast the fly up stream and let the current pull the fly into the feeding lane, nothing. I made a couple more casts, then when the fly was over the rise, I gave it a little twitch, and a fish came up and rolled on it, the fight was on.
It was nice brown, with deep colors.

It was good to catch a fish on a dry in near the end of December, and a great way to end the day.

On the drive out, we saw several stuck cars and trucks, with the sheriffs helping folks out, when we stopped to let them get a truck out of the ditch, the sheriff, said some folks shouldn't drive in this, and you could see the looks of disgust on his face. I bet it was a long day for him.

Here are some pic's of the day.

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jwgnc

Way to go - and thanks for sharing.  I need to get out there - but it may be after the first of the year.

Stalk softly and carry a green stick.

red-haired-boy

Those are some nice fish. Its always nice to see some fresh fish porn this time of year.


Trout Maharishi

Total suckage, plus both of you are crazy. ;D

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

Lefty Kreh

Woolly Bugger

ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Trout Maharishi

BTW, those foot prints were my midgets' snowshoes. They were out scouting for me. The cut brush was where they cut some standing wood for a fire. ;D

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

Lefty Kreh

brownhunter

TP and Glass,

One heck of a fishing report!!!! Thanks for sharing and glad to know you both made it back safe and sound  0--0

"Why, he wondered, did rich people call it sushi while poor people called it bait?"   -- Same Kind of Different as Me

LivinOnTheFly

Badass report 0--0 But.............................u guys suck.

Not at the table Carlos!

glassfisher

Just got my new computer set up today (old laptop died), so I thought I'd add some more pics.   0--0

Beer, the cause of and solution to all life's problems.

diaz dassie

Truly legendary stuff! Especially the outdoor beer chiller. What more can anyone ask for?Beastmasters and brews ;hb

I'm asking Santa to cut me some slack in 2010 so I can have more days on the river instead of behind a comupter screen ;)


troutfreak

TP & Glass nice pics!  What size of midges and bwo dropper were ou guys using? Thanks TF


Woolly Bugger

sweet... nice brownie... and brewski tooski

ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Get Bent

Konichiwa Bitches!

Trout Maharishi

You guys are my new idols ;hb Gotta be careful around that Phish dude, he had me drinking canned beer one time ;D

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

Lefty Kreh

glassfisher

Quote from: troutfreak on December 23, 2009, 14:32:00 PM

TP & Glass nice pics!  What size of midges and bwo dropper were ou guys using? Thanks TF

sz 6 egg sucking leech with a sz 18 yellow thread midge dropper, stripping it really fast   >:D

Beer, the cause of and solution to all life's problems.


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