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Quick trip to a local stream
FlyTyer15 posted a topic in Fly Fishing Gear & TechniquesOn Saturday I made a trip out to a stream that most people from around here wade in on the hot summer days. I know this stream to hold fish and quite a bit of them as well. We left at 11:00 and drove 30 min to the stream. It was super windy with a cold front moving in later in the week so this was my best opportunity to try and get some fish. It was 8oC (46o Fahrenheit) so not that warm. I knew that not much was going to hatch so it was going to be a nymph day. The thing with this creek is that the fish don't hold in the main waters, they hold in the side channels that are deep and barley move. Those channels also have to have fallen brush along the edges and must be at least 4-6 feet deep. We walked along the creek making crosses whenever we could. we would come up to a pool and just stand back and look in to see if anything was swimming around and if we saw at least two then we know that there is more hiding. We would stop and make casts and watch them come up and inspect the fly before taking them. We fished about 3 pools and caught lots. Though not super large fish they are still really fun to watch take the fly. Through out the course of the day we saw nobody along the banks. After I had caught lots of fish my grandfather said to me "Enough of watching you have all of the fun, it's my turn." I then gave him my rod and watched him light up as he caught fish as well. We decided that we had been gone for awhile and made the wade/hike back and along the way we past a prime pool that i had to make at least a cast in. On the first cast a large male came and hit the fly, it ran and jumped all over the little pool and nearly got hung up on some of the underbrush. I managed to get him in and get a few pics before releasing him back. That was also the last day that i could fish the streams hear because they all close soon. So a great season ender. (Some of the pictures were taken with my technologically challenged grandfather so sorry for the bad pics in advance.) Thanks for reading, Braden