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Smith-Continued

Started by 5xTippett, June 17, 2012, 16:15:23 PM

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flyrod

Hey, I just recently retired in March.  Been wanting to fish the Smith during the Spring sulfur hatch.  This past wed. and thur.  I got the chance to fish in the afternoon.  Been having some luck and really enjoying myself.  Here are a few pics of many, all on a sulfur pattern.

Flyrod

22midge

 nice work flyrod..........guess them yeller corks are finally here . Glad you are getting some time on the water. Be safe
never let a day go by without telling your children how special they are----make a child smile today and gain a friend for life

Dougfish

Good stuff. The rain messed with my mid-week plans. Maybe I'll see you next week.

Al

Good work Dean.

I was up this past weekend and fished with a couple friends who had never fly fished before. Challenging but they all caught a few fish  - will post more tomorrow. Saw some bugs but did not see enough surface activity to make me fish on top. May try to key on them next time I am up.

rford

I saw some bugs flying, but I did not see any fish rising to get them.  I tried some dry flies without any success on the dries.

Al

Quote from: rford on May 05, 2014, 05:11:23 AM
I saw some bugs flying, but I did not see any fish rising to get them.  I tried some dry flies without any success on the dries.

Flies in the air but no surface activity -  try emergers and soft hackles unless of course you just like to practice your casting.

outdoorguy3

Soft hackles..........do they work?

Ralph ;D
Life's about havin' FUN!!!

Al


It is not every day you get a chance to link up with old army buddies to play the "do you remember" game and at the same time share with them the passion many of us have for fly fishing. We did just that this past weekend when the executive officer (XO) from my company commander days in the 82nd Airborne and one of the lieutenants from a sister company and their wives were guests at my "get away" place in Bassett, VA.  None of them had ever fly fished but having read some of my fishing reports knew if old Captain K could do it, it must be pretty easy.


First things first. How about a little casting instruction on the lawn? "Hmmmmmm, why does my line keep collapsing in a big mess right in front of my rod tip?"


The sister company officer from "back in the day" suffered a stoke about 15 years ago and wisely decided fly fishing might not be on his bucket  list. 


His wife however, took to it like a duck takes to water.


Wade, cast, place the line under your finger, point the rod tip towards the indicator, keep slack line to a minimum - WOW, Captain K. is still a hard taskmaster.


It is funny how a fish brought to hand changes a frustrated frown to a big smile.


"Hold on there - I'm putting one on the scoreboard for the ladies"


"You're going home with me buddy. Al says we can keep rainbows"



There are a lot of nice stream spawned browns and plump stocked rainbows available right now.  It is not easy pickings but if you can cast about two rod lengths beyond your rod tip you can catch them.  Just remember to control your slack line and watch the indicator!

It was great reconnecting with old friends. Just sitting there BS-ing made me recall things I have not remembered in years.  I am honored they saw me in such a positive light. Another plus was we did a little touring around my adopted hometown of Martinsville / Henry County. We also ran into several folks who knew me and dropped a few dollars on the local economy. Life is good.


Dougfish

Nice, Al.
See you shortly. We'll see if you can use a new pattern. ....or need it.

consumnfire1229



I woke up at 4:30 this morning and hit the turkey woods.  Those of you who do not know me or care to know a little bit more about me, I am an avid whitetail deer  and turkey hunter.  I didn't connect with a turkey with the good ol' 12 gauge, but it was by far the most exciting turkey hunt I have ever had. 

Now to Sulphurs!  I left the house around 4:15 p.m. to meet up with pwooley to see if we could capitalize on an evening sulphur hatch...I'll let the pics and video take care of the rest...

Doug porn...

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Odd find...Mudwall??

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Doing some "waiting"

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Crappy pic, but you get the idea!

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The vid...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOGbVKhw-sY&feature=youtu.be

Until next time...
"Thou shalt know thy waters and be wise about those things upon which thy prey doth feed."  4th Commandment of The Eleven Commandments from the Curtis Creek Manifesto

wildmttwalleye


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!

Dougfish

Good stuff, dude! I hope they are stay playing at the end of the week.

And in true fashion, Paul is talking loud enough so anyone with a quarter mile can hear him.  :laugh:

Al

That "Doing some waiting" photo reminded me of why I don't get excited about a sulphur hatch.

Went there one time with with Paul and there were several others, including Mudwall staking out their spot. We got into line and stood on one leg with rod pointing to the water - sort of like a bird dog pointing out a covey of quail.  Paul and Muddy thought  it was sacrilegious but I caught 2-3 with my AW while waiting. The hatch was pretty sparse that evening and did not come until dark which made it 1-2 fish and you're done - Lot's of "ya should have been here last night" stories on the walk back to the parking lot. 

Mudwall Gatewood 3.0

Quote from: Al on May 11, 2014, 14:17:34 PM
That "Doing some waiting" photo reminded me of why I don't get excited about a sulphur hatch.

Went there one time with with Paul and there were several others, including Mudwall staking out their spot. We got into line and stood on one leg with rod pointing to the water - sort of like a bird dog pointing out a covey of quail.  Paul and Muddy thought  it was sacrilegious but I caught 2-3 with my AW while waiting. The hatch was pretty sparse that evening and did not come until dark which made it 1-2 fish and you're done - Lot's of "ya should have been here last night" stories on the walk back to the parking lot.

I remember that evening, but what I don't remember is Al offering an AW or any other pattern to me or Paul.  Now that was "sacrilegious" and downright rude.     I have zero AWs in my box.  In fact I could not even identify the pattern.  There's probably a delicate message in this nonexistent transaction.  I have no real pals!!!

Good luck on the Smith gentlemen.  Duties pull me in a different direction.
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