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 Post subject: How to properly "Match the Hatch"
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:43 pm 
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1. Start by picking a destination. Try to find a place that has some bugs and fish that like to eat them.

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2. Take time to look around and enjoy the outdoor experience.

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3. Find some emerging insects - in this case, some kind of stonefly and Epeorus pleuralis (that's a Quill Gordon to the layperson).

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4. Locate something in your fly box that's similar in size and color to one of the bugs you observed and tie it to your leader.

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5. Cast to unsuspecting fish and catch a bunch of them. You've now successfully "matched the hatch" - even though the fish are so dumb that you probably didn't need to. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: How to properly "Match the Hatch"
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:28 pm 
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You guys that can go fishing for a couple hours after work really piss me off :twisted: :lol: :lol:

Nice stuff....keep it coming.

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 Post subject: Re: How to properly "Match the Hatch"
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OB, I wish I worked close enough to do that but I actually took the whole day off yesterday. Work has been hectic and I worked through the holiday a few weeks back, so I had a free day coming. Marty and I looked at the weather and decided yesterday was the best day this week. He should have some shots to add as well.


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 Post subject: Re: How to properly "Match the Hatch"
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:56 pm 
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If they're not on dries yet, I can't wait until they ARE.

The way in - you ain't gon' find this one on a trail map. "I know that rock"...yeah, sure you do.

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Crick shots:

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You don't even have to be an obnoxious racist scumbag to catch 'em on dries! Hell, we weren't wearing t-shirts or anything...curious, no?

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Mother nature screws up every now and then, too. Helps explain some of the two-legged trash that roams our streams.

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Nice to meet kind folks who'll let you access the Park from private property if you just ask. Thanks again, ma'am.


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 Post subject: Re: How to properly "Match the Hatch"
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You should have titled this thread "How to Take Down an Entire Creek".


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 Post subject: Re: How to properly "Match the Hatch"
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MFTG wrote:
You should have titled this thread "How to Take Down an Entire Creek".


I just lol'd again.


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 Post subject: Re: How to properly "Match the Hatch"
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better stop posting creek pics. I just noticed that someone's been riding our coattails to success...


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 Post subject: Re: How to properly "Match the Hatch"
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Strong, Real Strong Gents!!

One of these days....
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 Post subject: Re: How to properly "Match the Hatch"
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Pretty fish Yawl.

Damn pretty stream also. Good flicks

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