Sunday, March 25, 2012

Early Season Float...



Had the opportunity to float the Yough River this past Monday 03-19-2012. This is the earliest we have been able to float in recent years. With the recent weather patterns it has really increased our early season angling options. We fished medium sized streamer patterns most of the day, this method brought about a dozen fish to the net. We did move and hook other fish that we decided to long distance release. For this early in the season I was not disappointed in our achievements. Above are a few photo's from the trip, I would like to thank Garrett and Brian for allowing me to tag along. Brian did an excellent job on the oars and put us on fish! The season is officially in full swing...
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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Good Start to the Season....



What a beautiful day to be on the water. Weather was perfect and the water was coming down. I was a little worried the day before the trip since we had about a half inch of rain. Meadow really cleared up nicely.  


Mike snapping a photo of Robert and his sons, Chris and Jack, after a good day of fishing. We did a rather good job on the water despite a decent amount of people out this weekend. With most other places blown out due to the rain, this was the only show in town. I tied some Bird's Nest flies to run as a point fly that morning before the trip. I really liked the way it looked and thought it would work in the high water. We caught a few on that fly, but the usual dropper that I have used this time of the year produced as well.  Here is a video of the Bird's Nest fly. I want to tie a few of them in #14 and #16 to see how well I like them before I begin to mass produce them for my fly box.



Last night I solid picture of the dogs actually calm and allowing us to take a photo. Luckily I got the shot in one photo because Zoie was gone right after.


A bunch of critters starting to show up on a regular basis....

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