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 Post subject: Good day to fish a dryfly
PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:21 pm 
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Yesterdays trip to the Laurel was about disappointing. Trouter and I threw everything that should have or could have caught a trout. Nothing. Good water, clear, reasonable flow, and dead as crap. Didn't spook a fish. I was disappointed.

Well today was another chance and a different stream. Took the family. Little boy wanted to go to the park. That was a priority :)

Got there about mid afternoon. Nobody was fishing. Still quite a bit of snow and ice on the trail. Air had warmed up to the upper 50's.

Started out by watching the water. Saw a very few mayflies coming off. Went with a dry and dropper.

Fished a couple of pools with nothing. Finally one more pools and riffle and this guy rose on the dry.
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Caught several more along the same tact. Nothing on the dropper. Tried a bugger back thru some of the dead pools. Still dead.

Caught enough fish to keep it interesting ;) I personally needed it. Little boy enjoyed the park with momma :)

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 Post subject: Re: Good day to fish a dryfly
PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:27 pm 
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The Laurel: man, when that place is dead it's dead. Poached pretty hard by this point I imagine. They always put some good fish in there in March, though. Glad to hear it warmed up over there. Hope to see you and the fam over this way soon! Tell Bailey that Maggie says hi! -Knox

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 Post subject: Re: Good day to fish a dryfly
PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:17 pm 
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I believe the Laurel has been beat bad by poachers and weather. Not going back till the March fish are in.

Bailey like Maggie for sure :)

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 Post subject: Re: Good day to fish a dryfly
PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:14 pm 
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Good stuff Brad :)

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