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Old 08-03-2009, 12:18 AM
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I decided to write a report to help get my mind off of the other events that took place after this trip.




Yesterday was my much anticipated trip to a little place that I had been waiting to fish all year. It is funny how much a place can change in nine short months. I left my house early in the morning so I could have a nice full day of fishing.

When I got to my destination I noticed a lot of nice looking flowers. The water looked like I remembered it. I made my way down to the water and began to fish.

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It did not take long before the first willing resident took my #14 EHC. The fish was about what I was expecting to see from this place given the time that it was. I continued to fish as I hiked up stream finding plenty of willing residents to take my EHC.


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After catching a ton of little fish I decided to mess around for a bit by throwing on a #10 rubber leg stimulator. Just like the EHC the little guys just could not resist this fly.


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As the day went on I was having all kinds of luck catching these wonderful little wild fish on various dry flies. However something was missing. Usually in this system you will catch a lot of dinks in the morning but you will have a nice share of 12 to 15 inch fish as the day goes on. But this was not the case today.


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After hiking back to the car in the nice 90+ degree heat for a little lunch a decision needed to be made. Stay here and mess around with the 4 to 11 inch redbands or go scout out some other blue lines in the area.

I chose the latter option and decided to see what some of those other blue lines held. The first one that I saw was real skinny water on a pretty steep grade. I decided that I was not going to bother even fishing it and moved on.

The next place looked like it had some real promise. After a short hike I was in the water and began to fish.

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The second cast I got a rise and had a fish on. I could tell that this was another small fish. I fished my way back up stream catching all kinds of dinks in the 3 to 6 inch range. I was pretty surprised to say the least. This place seems like it should have held a bit more sizable fish in it. I continued to fish my way back up stream for a bit and decided to hike back to the car.

Despite the mass dink catching I had a fun trip. I was able to get out and fish in spots where I was not bothered by any crowds. In addition I got to do a good side by side comparison between my 761-4 Superfine Trout bum and my 000710-3 TXL and the results may surprise you. The wind picked up in the afternoon and I had an easier time putting the fly where I wanted to with the TXL. The Superfine seemed to have a lot less ability to throw line in the wind. Both the Superfine and TXL feel great with smaller fish on. However I would be more inclined to grab the TXL if I may encounter larger fish as it seems to have a bit more spine. I think that I will give this system a break for a little while and check back on it in the fall.
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It sounds like you had a good day Sasha. You caught a lot of fish and got to enjoy nature by yourself. Sorry to hear that the bigger fish didn't want to play. Maybe next time. Great report and pictures.
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Sasha: Thanks for posting the fishing report, loved all the great photos! The size of the fish don't really matter, it looks like you were in some pristine conditions having a great day on the water, that is what counts.

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I really like the photos. Sounds like it a great trip even if it was just "dinks."
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Thanks guys!



Don't worry I was not really complaining about the dinks
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