#124 64 with a slight overcast.
On the drive up I got a text from Dougfish, he was fishing and had commented on the trail work that had been done by sending a photo of the river and a beer. I said I would be there in an hour.
There were two vehicles in the lot, one was Doug's, and as I hiked in, I found a net lying in the trail. I figured it was the "other" guy’s. I saw him up above Doug and hollered out, "Is this your net" as I held it up. He replied in the affirmative and I walked over and placed it on the bank before continuing down to the run Doug was working. His name is Will and he's from Durham.
There were plenty of bugs on the water and a lot of fish were sipping them in the flat slow glide. I tried to catch on with the fly I had on from last night, and one took a swipe at it on the first cast, but after that initial positive sign the other fish ignored it.
I finally gave up and declared it "Beer Thirty" and we took a break, changed flies ate a snad, and drank a beer.
Then it was back to casting and trying to hook these picky fish on a #22 bwo parachute. I missed a bunch and finally hooked one in a pectoral fin. Later redeemed myself with several in the lip. Then a bunch unbuttoned and I finally inspected the fly. The mustad hook had bent open, and as Croaker would say, "You were fishing on credit"
After a good handful of fish it was time for another beer and we watched the river boil with rising fish. Will passed on the way down to the lower run and we chatted for a while, he was fishing a #16 BWO, way to big, so I gave him one of my #22s and he was on his way.
Doug was swinging a soft hackle and I continued to get fish to rise to my fly, some got hooked and some of those came to hand.
Dough had to leave early, and I walked out with him, stopping at the diagonal run where I fished yesterday. It wsn't haappening this day and after working the area blind casting for a while I headed back down to where I started, "Don't leave fish to find fish"
I caught three more and then called it quits as the sun had set all activity on the water ceased.
it sort of looked like this....
Buy Mexico Returns
ex "I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!"
me "There's a season???"
I wish there were more people here that put up the type of quality shit you do. Been feeshn' lately? - Ryan