Gas Station Coffee, Headlights, and Halos (TR)

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Gas Station Coffee, Headlights, and Halos (TR)

Post by Creamer » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:30 am

2016 was the first year in about 10 that I never made it to the mountains in WV to fish small streams for brookies and rainbows. The little 6 pound addition to the family took precedence over the mountains. I had been keeping an eye on the water levels and weather for my favorite area down there and made a plan to pull a day trip down and back on Saturday. Of course, after I bought my license online, the weather report changed slightly...from a 20% chance of rain overnight to 90%.

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I figured the levels were low enough it shouldn't affect anything too much. I set my alarm and figured I'd check the levels one last time before I hit the road.

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My internal alarm, as happens about 95% of the time, woke me up before the alarm went off. I was up at 2:55AM. I fixed cup of coffee #1, grabbed a quick bite to eat, and hit the road.

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I made a pit stop at about the 2/3 point to top off on gas, offload the coffee, and grab cup #2 from Sheetz. Damn nice gas stations, wish we had them in my area in Ohio.

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Dawn was breaking over the mountains when I was about 35 minutes from my first stop.

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I found fish immediately. Caught a brookie on my second cast of the morning and the action pretty much never stopped until I quit for the day. Flies that worked were the usual suspects. Hi-Vis Coachman's for the rougher water, Klinkhamer style patterns for spookier fish in calmer water, and deer hair beetles.

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A size 16 deer hair beetle got my two best wild fish of the day on back to back casts.

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I took a break from the small water and hit the biggest flow in the area in a C&R section. It's a small chunk of water that has produced some decent streamer fish for me in the past, and it fished well again this time. I don't care how pretty the fly is, that shit gets sent into harms way or it was a waste of my time.

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I hit one last little chunk of small water on my way out and picked up a few more small brookies.

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18 hour trip start to finish, fished for right at 11 hours, never had to drown a nymph, 425.2 miles round trip.

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Re: Gas Station Coffee, Headlights, and Halos (TR)

Post by pxatim » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:37 am

Go on son!

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Post by flysmallie » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:33 am

425 miles on a low tire. Nice job.

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Post by Transylwader » Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:11 am

Top shelf shit right there. It's been over a half year since I tussled with the dodgy coal miners pets. That is some pretty brookie water. :smile
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Re: Gas Station Coffee, Headlights, and Halos (TR)

Post by Creamer » Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:32 am

flysmallie wrote:
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:33 am
425 miles on a low tire. Nice job.
Bad sensor.

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Post by woolly bugger » Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:15 pm

flysmallie wrote:
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:33 am
425 miles on a low tire. Nice job.
first thing i noticed too....

but good on ya getting the job done....
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Post by BobLoblaw » Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:29 pm

Sweet TR!
Now, if yer done with that streamer, send it my way; it would slay on my favourite creek... :mrgreen:

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Re: Gas Station Coffee, Headlights, and Halos (TR)

Post by rampant » Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:30 pm

That first pic is one of the prettiest fish I've seen in a long time

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Post by The Wandering Blues » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:33 pm

That's some goodness right there.
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Post by RaZ » Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:23 am

WV offers some solid brookies. well done.
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Post by austrotard » Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:41 am

I'd like to think that wrist thingy was pink before it turned peach.

fuck. you made me type peach. that's nearly as bad as moist.


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Re: Gas Station Coffee, Headlights, and Halos (TR)

Post by 421sd » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:51 pm

Shiyeah! :cool

Love those App brookies. Need to get back over there and do some of that.

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