Friday, March 2, 2012

Winter session 38, Mountain stream and wild browns

 Well got out yesterday to do some flying with Josh. We decided to hit a section of one of our favorite mountain freestoners. The water was up from the rain yesterday and was just a tad off color. The water also had cooled from the rain, it was only 40F. Which is lower than the last time we went. So with the water not being so warm, the fish were not really rising. Josh stuck with nymphs and I stuck it out dry flying. I would take the occasional risers we came across and he would nymph the section and runs where the trout were not rising.  

  The fishing was excellent and I got my first trout on the dry for the month of March rather quickly. The trout took the spent stone fly, and then I swapped out for the still born midge.  I quickly had one on with that dynamite fly.   The nymphing was fantastic and the claret buzzer cleaned up.   It took every fish except one.  The lightning bug was responsible for the that one. Despite the lack of insects, I did manage my fair share.   However, I did come across some stone flies which I got photos of, there isnt just black stones around.



















4 comments:

  1. Great photos.
    That first one is special.
    How many seasons has it seen.

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    1. Thank you, it was a great day out.

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  2. What equipment do you use for photography? How do you manage your camera? I find it difficult to pull out the camera while trying to hold unto my fish and fly rod... wet hands, etc... I keep wishing the made something that would attach to your hat and a trigger you could bite to take the picture.

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    1. I only use a olympus vg-140. What I do is I put the rod under my arm and hold the fish with that hand. Then take the shot with my other hand. I keep the camera tethered to my fishpond vest in the waterproof pocket. This way it insures it stays dry and if I should drop it, it wont fall in the drink.

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