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 Post subject: Finding Time to Fish
PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:58 pm 
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I spent a few hours on the water the other day. I went to a creek I don’t go to very often. It’s big for a wild trout stream. Last time I was here was about a year and a half ago and it was roaring and over my head in several places. Today, it was low and clear and rarely exceeded a couple feet in depth.
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After a short hike, I was standing on the bank overlooking the stream and rigging up. I saw several rises in the smooth surface of a run, but I didn’t see any insects coming off and the fish weren’t breaking the surface. I tied on a #22 sparkle dun and a #22 bead head emerger on a short dropper. It was difficult sneaking into position and casting without alarming the fish due to the overhanging branches and crystal clear waster. I got one strike but wasn’t able to set the hook before the rises ceased.

I moved up to the next run and took a healthy ‘bow on the sparkle dun. The run beyond that gave up another one to the emerger.
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After that, the makeup of the water changed so I switched to a #12 dry and a #14 dropper. I brought a few more to hand but had a number of missed strikes and early departures.
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I missed a nice one along this log. I made a couple of drifts along the face of it with no interest. On the third cast I placed the flies tight in the corner where the thin stick lies across it. As my flies drifted along the crease beneath the log as it submerged into the water, a 12 inch trout darted out and grabbed the nymph. I lifted my rod but wasn’t able to connect. I couldn’t convince it to take another chance.
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The day ended with about a dozen fish brought to hand. There were several missed opportunities, but no regrets. I can’t think of a better way to have spent a fine fall day.
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 Post subject: Re: Finding Time to Fish
PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:44 pm 
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nice wild feeshes.
Great report.
Thanks for sharing.

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 Post subject: Re: Finding Time to Fish
PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:10 pm 
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Real nice report and photo's! Them's some healthy looking stream borns too! Bravo!


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 Post subject: Re: Finding Time to Fish
PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:11 am 
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Way to find time to get out!!
Well done!!
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 Post subject: Re: Finding Time to Fish
PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:37 am 
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Some of you are living right... What the heck happened to me... :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: Finding Time to Fish
PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:15 am 
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Pretty :)

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 Post subject: Re: Finding Time to Fish
PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:06 pm 
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Damn pretty fish and photos.
Ya gotta love a wild bow :D

Thanks for the report

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 Post subject: Re: Finding Time to Fish
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:44 pm 
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Nice wild bows. Thanks for a great report!


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 Post subject: Re: Finding Time to Fish
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:19 pm 
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Grand report!

This is one cool picture that, truly captures a moment in time... IMHO

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