Jump to content


 Welcome to FlyTyingForum.com


FlyTyingForum.com is the largest fly tying community in the world and we hope you take a moment to register for a free account and join this amazingly friendly and helpful group of anglers. FTF has over 12,000 registered members that have made over 300,000 posts and have uploaded over 6,000 patterns to our exclusive fly pattern database!

If you are an experienced fly tier or just starting out FTF is the perfect place to call home. Click Here To Register for a Free Account

Fly Pattern Database / Browse by Topics / Browse by Material / Fly Tying Bench Database / Fly Fishing & Tying Videos / FTFCurrent(NEW!)
Featured Products: Fly Tying Hooks / Fly Tying Scissors / Waterproof Fly Boxes
Photo

Couple days fishing


  • Please log in to reply
9 replies to this topic

#1 steeldrifter

steeldrifter

    When I grow up, I'm moving to Florida !!!

  • Admin
  • PipPipPip
  • 16,880 posts

Posted 12 June 2019 - 11:11 AM

Well the planned trip I was looking forward too is somewhat of a bust. As luck would have it it started raining the morning we got up there and it rained for about 12hrs straight pretty much making the trout water sections of the river unwadable. So I decided that I would just come home this morning with my buddy and post pone my 10 day alone on the river trip till sometime next month. While it sucks that I had to postpone that, I guess you have to make the best of it and now I can look forward to that trip for another month until it happens.

We did make the best of the 2 days we were there at least. We decided to head about 35 miles down river to where the flow was more steady. No trout in that section since its warm water fishing, but we did get into a bunch of 12-14" smallmouth, some small pike, and a couple of pretty decent walleye all while stripping streamers on the spey rods which was fun.

dLV8pS.jpg
t4XBHq.jpg
qKKgur.jpg
V3bhCp.jpg
DsDNbW.jpg
XFi6Cd.jpg
[img]https://imagizer.ima...vMSGnQ.jpg[img]
qjLuBG.jpg
u39Esm.jpg
WlIiWs.jpg
qtppWh.jpg
70BScq.jpg
tYSklA.jpg
G3EE69.jpg
uEiXfQ.jpg


mcfr.jpg
Owner- Steve Clark
Midwestcustomflyrods.com


Better to have a short life that is full of what you like doin, than a long life spent in a miserable way- Alan Watts
 
 
 


#2 mikechell

mikechell

    I LOVE SNOW ITS SO FLUFFY!!!!!!!

  • Super Moderators
  • PipPipPip
  • 14,750 posts

Posted 12 June 2019 - 11:18 AM

Excellent haul for only 2 days fishing !!!  Glad you got to go, even if you didn't get the solitary experience you were seeking.  As you said, anticipation is almost as good as the experience.

 

Do you eat those Walleye?  I might have cleaned a couple of those Smallmouth, but I DEFINITELY would've kept the Walleye.


Barbed hooks rule!
My definition of work: Doing something in which effort exceeds gain.
Ex-Marine ... quondam fidelis
 


#3 steeldrifter

steeldrifter

    When I grow up, I'm moving to Florida !!!

  • Admin
  • PipPipPip
  • 16,880 posts

Posted 12 June 2019 - 11:36 AM

Naw I haven't kept a fish in probably 20 yrs. I love to eat fish, just don't like to keep/clean any these days anymore.

 

Yeah it sucks that I was not able to do my 7-10 days alone like planned. Gotta stay positive though, now I can look at it as having another month or so to save even more money for the trip and be able to stay even longer maybe.


mcfr.jpg
Owner- Steve Clark
Midwestcustomflyrods.com


Better to have a short life that is full of what you like doin, than a long life spent in a miserable way- Alan Watts
 
 
 


#4 flyty1

flyty1

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 319 posts

Posted 12 June 2019 - 03:51 PM

Happy planning for the next trip Steve! There is no substitute for that tugging and playing fish on the fly rod!

#5 Poopdeck

Poopdeck

    You damn kids, get off my lawn!

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,822 posts

Posted 12 June 2019 - 07:15 PM

If it makes you feel better, I went out today to fish an already high muddy river that continued to rise all day and caught nothing. I did replace the bunks on my trailer and tested my new anchor and cradle, winner winner.

Postponing the trip for better conditions and fishing was the smart thing to do. I know I wouldn't have gone out today if I didn't have to replace the bunks. By the way, that river looks very boatable unless your camera makes water look bigger. Why not the boat?

#6 Bryon Anderson

Bryon Anderson

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,945 posts

Posted 12 June 2019 - 10:02 PM

Glad you got into some fish even though the weather wasn't cooperating! I agree with Poopdeck -- you did the smart thing by postponing until you can get the experience you're looking for. 

Nice vest btw. :) 


"... trout do not lie or cheat and cannot be bought or bribed or impressed by power, but respond only to quietude and humility and endless patience." -- John Voelker (aka Robert Traver), Testament of a Fisherman


#7 richmce

richmce

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 57 posts

Posted 13 June 2019 - 06:16 AM

so what flies did the walleyes eat.



#8 Dave G.

Dave G.

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 2,909 posts

Posted 13 June 2019 - 06:20 AM

If it makes you feel better, I went out today to fish an already high muddy river that continued to rise all day and caught nothing. I did replace the bunks on my trailer and tested my new anchor and cradle, winner winner.

Postponing the trip for better conditions and fishing was the smart thing to do. I know I wouldn't have gone out today if I didn't have to replace the bunks. By the way, that river looks very boatable unless your camera makes water look bigger. Why not the boat?

The lower unit in his engine blew up if I recall right. Not sure with all that went on recently he would have got that fixed. Then again I could be wrong.


John 7:38 ESV  is about "Rivers of Living Water"


#9 steeldrifter

steeldrifter

    When I grow up, I'm moving to Florida !!!

  • Admin
  • PipPipPip
  • 16,880 posts

Posted 13 June 2019 - 11:14 AM

You're right Dave. Lower unit went late last summer and just haven't had the time or extra cash to fix it yet so not boat for me this year.

 

Bryon I have got to where I use that pack I got from you pretty much all the time now. The onlt time I use my other vest now is when I am steelheading just because I carry so much more for them. Love the pack for summer fishing though it is great.

 

Rich all three of the walleye I caught took an articulated tan baby brown trout fly I tie which is about half way down the page here http://www.flytyingf...ic=88521&page=2


mcfr.jpg
Owner- Steve Clark
Midwestcustomflyrods.com


Better to have a short life that is full of what you like doin, than a long life spent in a miserable way- Alan Watts
 
 
 


#10 vicente

vicente

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 2,160 posts

Posted 16 June 2019 - 08:18 PM

Nice looking fish Steve, I'm glad you were able to salvage the trip looks like a good time to me.