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I'd say it was a good day...
Didn't start out thinking I was going to fish today, but like any good fisherman, the fly rod is always loaded in the car when I leave the house.

I was able to get my "chores" done by noon, so I headed up to the river.

I started out nymphing, and soon tired of catching whitefish and smaller browns( I did get a couple in the 16" range and one fat 19"er) so I switched over to streamers.

The water was about 4" lower than last week, and still pretty clear, so I wasn't too sure of how the streamers would do...it didn't take long for me to find out- I landed 10 on various patterns(losing a few flies along the way, I'd have to change, and rarely do I have more than 1 of each pattern). It didn't seem to matter too much.

At one point I was refishing the area that I had nymphed through, and hooked a fat 19"er....it was the same fish I had caught earlier- and he still had my dropper/weights attached to his side(that I hadn't realized were still attached until I released him, and went to re-cast.)

I fished til 8:45 and landed close to 40 fish...I'd call that a GOOD DAY!
(This post was edited by tageater on Apr 16, 2012, 11:18 PM)
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Re: [tageater] I'd say it was a good day... In reply to
I'd say that's a good day. Was this on the Weber somewhere? So when you are using streamers, I have never caught one yet on a streamer, how are you presenting it? Under an indicator letting it dead drift with the current with a drop? Or throwing something fairly heavy and just stripping it throw holes?
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Re: [SatanLBZ801] I'd say it was a good day... In reply to
Yes-i will dead drift under an indicator, sometimes- I usually start out set up like that, after I switch from nymphing I'll just leave it on until the fish tell me how they are going to react to the fly.

I cast upstream, downstream, across- I'll cast to a spot on tha far bank from every angle if I think there's a fish over there.(And in my mind there's ALWAYS a fish over there).

As for the streamer itself- you can see in a couple of those pics the brass eyes attched to a pretty light weight streamer. But I also caught fish on flies that had relatively quite a bit more weight.
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Re: [tageater] I'd say it was a good day... In reply to
That would defintely be a great day in my book! Someday your going to have to take me with you!
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That looks like good day to me. that is a sweet looking streamer you got there. what you call that one?
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Re: [Xmlfish] I'd say it was a good day... In reply to
I've never really got into naming the flies I tie- seems about as pointless as naming a turd. By the time i name it, I lose it on a rock, rootball, or a fish.

But just because you asked, and I'm feeling like it IS a decent pattern, and I've tied 4 more this morning, I'll go ahead and name it:

Warning: I'm from the kelly galloup school of naming:

This pattern(because its so beautiful) will be forever forward known as: Sunrise on your Momma's tits. If it ever makes it into production I'm sure they'll change it
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Re: [tageater] I'd say it was a good day... In reply to
Sounds better than a "good day". I would call it an incredible day.

Best name ever by the way. I'll take two.
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I say if you tied it and it is different then anything you have seen and it has caught a fish or two it needs and name. That is a good name! kelly galloup has some of the best names. I am trying to make a pattern that can catch fish so i can give it a good name. but i seem to not catch anything on those patterns. Good job on making a good pattern.
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Re: [tageater] I'd say it was a good day... In reply to
Those are some healthy looking fish! Most of the ones I caught on the web last sunday were kind of skinny.
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thanks for the kind words on the streamer- I had my mind set up for round 2 today-

Just when you think you have them ALL FIGURED OUT...not 1 fish landed on the streamers today. Plenty of short hits and a couple of hook ups, but NONE landed.

Before you go feeling sorry for me, I still caught close to 30 fish, I happened to have had a bug they REALLY wanted, and the more it got tore up the better- I didn't bother to trim the lose thread, I just let it train behind...

A couple of pics of fish caught today.

Back to back NICE DAYS!
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(This post was edited by tageater on Apr 17, 2012, 8:47 PM)
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Yeah i was thinking about going tonight after work. but i cant miss the hockey games nice fish again. Keep up the battle with the fish.
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Re: [Xmlfish] I'd say it was a good day... In reply to
I'd miss work before I missed the hockey tonight!

Game 4 Pit/Philly--- gonna be abot 5 hours worth of Penalty Minutes handed out!
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Re: [tageater] I'd say it was a good day... In reply to
You have got that river down. 40 and 30 fish days! That is awesome. You out to guide. Seriously. That is way cool.




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Re: [flygoddess] I'd say it was a good day... In reply to
This last week I was catching 2:1 whitey to trout, but some of the browns were really quite nice.

I hate catching/ counting whiteys-they are SOOOO easy to catch- but to tell you I caught 30+ fish, I have to add them in.

If I were to guide, it would then become work...and the whole reason I fish is to get away from work...so that aint gonna happen.
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Re: [tageater] I'd say it was a good day... In reply to
good answer. I do understand that. But you have got some interested ears here with the 30/40 days and the browns you post...
Lip smacking awesomeness.Laugh




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Re: [flygoddess] I'd say it was a good day... In reply to
I don't mind helping "interested ears", that can go out and try a fly or technique I mention, in their favorite water.

I'll tell ya a little story: when I first started fishing with my brother from another mother- I'd fish the same holes...with the same flies, set up the same way, before he'd fish them...and he'd catch 3 fish for every 1 I would...its technique, and knowing what a strike looks like on an indicator, and being able to react quickly. Those are all things you can't learn on a website....

Now my buddy catches 1.5 fish for everyone 1 do, but rarely do I get BIG fish when he's fishing...the guy just KNOWS how to fish...I still enjoy learning from watching him fish.

If I had the time to take everyone out and show them the basics, I would...but since I don't have that kinda time, I kind of shy away from making any commitment to hands on help.

Damn, I hope I don't sound like an ass-
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Quite the opposite to me. You are true sportsman. Keep up the good work, I love reading your posts.