Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Dry Fly on the Lower Stream

I fished the stream I wrote of yesterday, this time bellow the highway. I was very excited to see it in perfect condition: crystal clear, average flow, and there were midges and stoneflies all over. I saw one rise within a few minutes of my arrival and that dictated my fly choice: a foam back Humpy. The first pool was a blank, but the pool with the riser in it gave up a fish first cast, an absolutely stunning specimen that took with a nice little jump.


I ended up getting three more on the Usual, and I'm pretty confident that I'll get my 12th month dry fly fish in a couple weeks. It's so awesome to raise a fish when there are a few inches of snow on the ground.

8 comments:

  1. Nice catch in good looking water. I knew you would go back. Someone is missing a ball.
    Tie, fish, write and photo on...

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    1. Thanks,
      That is the unfortunate part of suburban fishing... the garbage.

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  2. Rowan, I'm just a little jealous that you're still out there catching those gems. Thanks for helping me through this dreary winter.

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    1. Thank you,
      Spring is just around the corner...

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  3. Good to see someone is getting out and catching a few. Nice job Rowan! Colorful brookie you've got there!

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    1. Thanks,
      I can't stay away from the fish for long.

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  4. Very nice, except for the snow.

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    1. I like snow but it's charm doesn't last long.

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