trout texture. photo: jp, 2007
Another trout image by request!
jp has got these down. check them out here.
Creek Fishing. photo: jp, 2007
I am fishing the small, deep pool across the creek with a mosquito size #22. The fish are hitting the fly (like a semi I might add) as it swirls to the left of the center rock and enters the smooth water. You can see the different textures at the threshold.
How I present the best dead mosquito;
With less than 10 feet of line out, I float the dry fly down stream from just below the white water at the inlet. The fly has a bumpy ride as it leaves the chop, keeping the rod tip pointed up helps the fly keep a natural flow as it slides and whirls towards the pool. You don’t want extra float line in the faster moving water pulling the fly across the current, so be sure to take in any extra line as the fly approaches the darker water. The fly will float out of the creek current and slowly drift up river as it enters the depths (where the lurkers dwell). Be ready, watch for the flash!
Use a "flip" cast to reset fly.
Beaver ponds. photo: jp, 2007
Human - Mosquito - Trout
Leave home at .
Get to trail head by
Start walking at
Reach target waters by
Bushwhack and fish creeks till
Reach target lake by
Fish lake till
Start walkout by
Reach car by
Some totals on the day:
Miles hiked: 11
Fish caught and released: 20+
Trout variations: 4 (Brook, Borwn, Greenback Cutthroat, Rainbow)
Flies destroyed or lost: 5 (1 ant, 3 mosquitoes, 1 wooly bugger)
Litters of water consumed: 3
Odd looks as JP and I walk out of the trees on to the trail: 3 (and 1comment)*
To which I replied, “My feet are grizzle.”