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Started by Woolly Bugger, May 19, 2010, 20:57:22 PM
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lines of severe thunderstorms and flash flood warnings over the past week have put the kabash on chasing trouts. But today was perfect, 55 degrees in the morning and a projected high of 70, with cloudy skies.
I was hoping to make a deep penetration trip up through the gorge, but that will have to wait for now as work and family life forced me to make it a short day on the stream.
I started in the lower reach and tied on a nymph with a soft hackle dropper. First cast into a sweet little run brought a nice flash and a slow hook set forced a long distance release.
Up at the next little tail out I watch another brown eat the nymph, after a brief but hard fought battle the fish came to net. The forest canopy, early morning light and cloud cover forced the use of flash to take pictures.
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on one run I actually saw a fish rise! I tied on a dry and caught it on the second or third cast. I stayed with the dry for the rest of the trip.Guests are not allowed to view images in posts, please Register or Login
I lost the first one, and missed the second, video must have jinxed me. On the second clip you can see the fish hit the dry fly in the far right of the screen..
I took a few pics of the woods and just reflected on the beauty of this special place.
the only other foot prints that I saw
nice pano of a favorite stretch .
dobson fly... I just might have to try tossing a hellgrammite pattern next time
the last time i was up this creek i couldn't find my dinsmor shot, search of the car failed to find it, I fished up to the run about the pano shot and there in the water was the red ring of the container. sweet!
I turned back and headed downstream. There by the stream was a scratched out area and some scat. Fresh scat. Just up the game trail there was another larger pile of scat and more disturbed ferns all balled up in a pile and just on down the trail 20 feet further was more! WTF?
Okay you scat experts... tell me what defecatedin the woods!
hot crap -- ordoriffic horrendous
ran into a pare of red efts, got a shot of one..
Thanks for sharing the trip -
great stuff.. 0--0
Gorgeous creek, gorgeous fish. Those drakes are so cool looking, I'm intent on finding some this year.
hot damn, everyone's getting very tech savy with these vids ;hb
that nymph looks mad tasty..
Nice work! Gotta love small crik'n..no crowds etc...
"I was hoping to make a deep penetration trip up through the gorge," ...that's what she said. lol
And sorry about the scat, didn't think anyone would find it that deep in the woods.
Seriously, great trip report and the video is a nice touch. I gotta get a hero cam!