We then convened for lunch. We headed on over to Charlies Pool Room for some mealies!! After we ate Fredy and Mad Man headed on home, and I returned to the creek. I went back to a spot where we saw some rising but didnt mange any. I still had a Nicheo on the line, so I gave it a few drifts......Nothing. Then I swapped out for the Still Born Midge(musky style) It was actually one I tied in the video. First drift and a good size nose came up and the fly disappeared. I set hook and the trout said see ya! Reel screaming, as he raised up stream. I knew where he was trying to go, there is a really nice undercut full of tree roots up in the direction he was running to. I put the brakes on but didn't want to brake to hard seeing how I was using 7x. But the Guru did its job and the tippet held up fine through the fight. When I got a glimpse of the fish, I wasnt sure what I had. Then when I got him closer and got a clearer look, I was surprised. A long while hold over or a one in a million. A quick pick and away he went. The fins where all long and pristine, what a beauty. With sun going low and my phone blowing up for dinner, I headed on out. What a great day on the water, the weather and company was great.
|Eye of the tiger!!!|