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 Post subject: A Nice Little Sunday
PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:09 pm 
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Brook Trout
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With the new house and all, I figured I might head over to Home Depot this Sunday and look at some wallpaper and maybe some flooring. Then maybe Bed, Bath and Beyond - I wasn't sure if I'd have enough time...

Instead, I woke up, saw the blue bird sky and decided to go fishing. On the way out, I stopped by the new homestead to check on the progress. Things are shaping up.

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When I finally got to the stream, I found the water levels pretty much perfecto with temps only slightly colder than they were earlier in the week when I was stuck in the office during the heat wave.

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I hiked for about 45 minutes before dropping in and then hooked a couple fish on successive casts on the green shween.

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Hatches were never thick, but I saw little stones along with Blue Quills and a few fat, clumsy Quill Gordons. So it was off with the weenie and on to some dry fly fishin'. Sunny spots produced much better than pools in the shade.

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There were lots of fish in the tails and when I could manage to sneak up without spooking them, they were easy pickins with a small parachute.

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Marty's pic from his last report tempted me to try my hand at an artistic shot. A little blurry but still kinda cool.

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Some of the fish completely engulfed the fly.

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I eventually made my way pretty far upstream as the sun started to disappear behind the western ridge.

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But I found one more sunlit run and a last obliging fish before making my exit and beginning the long hike back to the truck. I hoped that KFC was still open. Not a bad little Sunday.

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 Post subject: Re: A Nice Little Sunday
PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:22 pm 
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House looks great Dan!! Fish pictures are mighty fine also. :) I've got to get out soon. 5 straight weeks heading over the mountain going skiing / snowbaording at Masanutten without a stop to wet a line is killing me. Yours and Marty's reports aren't helping either :D Keep em coming, hope to join you guys one of these days.

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 Post subject: Re: A Nice Little Sunday
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:24 pm 
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That is the best.

Is this where I'm supposed to embed some ridiculous crass youtube video of an animal's backside blowing up? If it is, I apologize for not doing so.


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 Post subject: Re: A Nice Little Sunday
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:53 pm 
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Dave, we definitely need to hit em up this Spring.

MFTG wrote:
Is this where I'm supposed to embed some ridiculous crass youtube video of an animal's backside blowing up? If it is, I apologize for not doing so.


That's ok man. It's the thought that counts.


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 Post subject: Re: A Nice Little Sunday
PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:33 am 
DShort once again you have managed to make me want to leave work as we speak and go fishing. Great report and the pictures speak for themselves.


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 Post subject: Re: A Nice Little Sunday
PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:21 am 
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I've got a SNP trip planned for late May. I hope there'll still be a few fish left by then....

Good stuff!


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 Post subject: Re: A Nice Little Sunday
PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:23 am 
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phg wrote:
I've got a SNP trip planned for late May. I hope there'll still be a few fish left by then....

Good stuff!


Please, if it's this good now you'll be fighting to keep em off your hook by May!


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 Post subject: Re: A Nice Little Sunday
PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:55 pm 
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Great report and I enjoyed the nice fish pics.


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