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.
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.
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.
Dawn was breaking over the mountains when I was about 35 minutes from my first stop.
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.
A size 16 deer hair beetle got my two best wild fish of the day on back to back casts.
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.
I hit one last little chunk of small water on my way out and picked up a few more small brookies.
18 hour trip start to finish, fished for right at 11 hours, never had to drown a nymph, 425.2 miles round trip.
first thing i noticed too....
but good on ya getting the job done....
me "There's a season???"
"Go down to the creek. Cast a line over the bright water. Let every thought, emotion and feeling go. Wild water abides."
I wish there were more people here that put up the type of quality shit you do. Been feeshn' lately? - Ryan
Now, if yer done with that streamer, send it my way; it would slay on my favourite creek...
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fuck. you made me type peach. that's nearly as bad as moist.
'70s porn mags fucked my brain, hey.
nice bracelet. pretty fish are gay.
Love those App brookies. Need to get back over there and do some of that.
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