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Old 08-10-2011, 11:07 PM
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Default Re: What am I doing wrong?!

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Originally Posted by out2trout View Post
Man ... went to the blue, platte for carp, and dream stream and can't seem to hook any fish. Last year was a good success but this year is bad. Jog the memory banks and try to think "what has changed from the last time you were there?" and try to adapt to the changes. Around the West we've had an abundance of run-off going well into Summer so on many waters the fish are hanging in different spots such as the edges, behind structure, or sitting on the bottom of deep holes. So you need to find the fish and figure out how to present your fly to them, whether it be to fish the edges & structure, or using more split shot or a sinking line if they're hugging the bottom when nymphing or streamer fishing. Another thing to consider with the water flows is that the water has been colder and many hatches have been delayed.Do I just need to find secret waters? It's pretty frustrating driving for hours to get in some fishing, but never catching anything. The first time at Dream Stream it started to rain so I couldn't really see any fish rising. Perfect time to nymph or throw meat. Blue seems to be a lot faster this year with a much greater flow and the water levels are higher, so I wonder if that has anything to do with it. Huge factor....adapt to it. Does anyone have any suggestions where to go this year?

Thanks for any advice and happy fishing!
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Originally Posted by oldfatman View Post
Blue has never been kind to me and dream stream can be tough. If on one of the more technical rivers new to me, I always, always, always stop at a local shop to get the skinny (and even though I tie my own, buy at least a couple of flies they recommend for their trouble).Opening the wallet in the local shop is always appreciated, and be willing to listen closely.

If fishing clear water, look for fish to cast to- spend time fishing to fish rather than fishing water.That advice right there is spot on!
Be patient we're all having an odd year, but things are looking up and the Fall fishing should be spectacular. and if you haven't tried streamer fishing yet.....learn!
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