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Fly Fishing Reports => Local Trout Streams / Tailwaters => Topic started by: Dee-Vo on January 17, 2020, 20:02:47 PM

Title: Twice as Nice (tR)
Post by: Dee-Vo on January 17, 2020, 20:02:47 PM


Hitting the road early this morning felt good. Made sure my son would be picked up if I didn't make it back by 5:30 this evening, grabbed some grub, and put the gas pedal in the fun position.


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The thermometer in my truck read 27 degrees when I got close to my target creek. Waders, boots, gloves, hood, check. Strung up my 5 wt. and hit the first crick. Icicles clung to every surface shimmering like ornaments at Christmas. Quite attractive. Two small rainbows -- one of which was missing the front half of its head. It got lucky somewhere along the line. Oddly enough, the last time I fished this creek I caught browns and no 'bows. Go figure.


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The first creek grew boring real quick. Boom. Make tracks to the next target on the agenda.



Deep holes, big pools, loud falls. These areas should hold a few fish. I slid down and climbed up about 50 vertical banks today. Was worth it.

Cast. Strip, strip, strip, fish on! A good small stream brown is pulled into the net. Smiles all around.


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Literally, I released the fish and......

Cast...Strip, strip, strip, BOOM. Another fish on, and even bigger. It never gets old when a fish takes a big fly and you set the hook, and the butter just rolls to the surface, struggling for release. This was a battle. Strong fish.

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Netted. Done, son.

This would conclude the action for the day, not complaining. Exploration ensued for a couple more hours before making the long trek back to the vehicle.

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Lovin' this cold weather stuff. Always have.

I'll be back y'all. I dig the quietness....


Title: Re: Twice as Nice (tR)
Post by: Woolly Bugger on January 17, 2020, 20:12:40 PM
 d:b well played sir
Title: Re: Twice as Nice (tR)
Post by: Dougfish on January 17, 2020, 21:30:20 PM
Nice little browntown. -+;

Buts let talk about that non-welded loop. WTF?
Title: Re: Twice as Nice (tR)
Post by: itieuglyflies on January 17, 2020, 22:39:44 PM
Good stuff,nice Browns for sure. I agree with Dougie that leader to fly line knot is interesting.
Title: Re: Twice as Nice (tR)
Post by: Dee-Vo on January 17, 2020, 22:41:47 PM
Quote from: Dougfish on January 17, 2020, 21:30:20 PMNice little browntown. -+;

Buts let talk about that non-welded loop. WTF?

Figured someone would see that. That fly line came without a welded loop and I didn't know until I took it into the woods the first time and got on the creek.

Can't even remember what I did. I tied a knot to the leader that day so I could fish. Works, but a little cumbersome when/if you pull that knot through the end guide of the rod. I need to fix that at some point.
Title: Re: Twice as Nice (tR)
Post by: greg on January 18, 2020, 07:07:27 AM
Better than my day. Well done.
Title: Re: Twice as Nice (tR)
Post by: Yallerhammer on January 18, 2020, 10:36:47 AM
Good stuff! I need to get out there, but the creeks have been about blown out here for nearly a month.
Title: Re: Twice as Nice (tR)
Post by: troutrus on January 19, 2020, 16:32:44 PM
If I was catchin' fish like that, I'd leave the knots just the way they are.