Thanks guys. As is most often the case, the best fishing stories are usually not about the actual fishing. The day went predictably. While we did enjoy a handful of hours without heavy
rain falling on our heads (and the hail refrained from a repeat visit), the damage was done. The Tuck rose quickly from the morning rains and turned to chocolate milk before we got too far along.
Chris dredged nymphs down the seams and I, subscribing to fyshsytr
's theory, threw streamers at the banks. We each caught a few, but just
At one point Chris boated three in a row, nymphing 5 feet from the boat, while I continued to pitch 30 feet to the banks. I wondered aloud what was wrong with this picture - what kind of idiot was I, not switching to what seemed to be working. Jason's deadpan response was "You like to cast
It seemed a good enough answer to me (and, actually, a correct one) and we continued on, unchanged.
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Originally Posted by stimulator2
Nice post . I don't blame you i would have went to a little rain some times makes things better and if you drove the 3 and half hours fron chatham co. to fish go for it i live 30min from the Tuck. some good fish in there...
Looked like a good fishery, indeed. If I lived 30 mins away, I'd hit it a lot. And I agree 100%, a little rain can make things better. Ah, that we had only had a little
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Originally Posted by dhayden
I've had some of my best Steelheading days in really rotten weather.
Aren't good steelheading days always
rotten weather? At least, in my experience, good steelheaders aren't happy unless it's rottten. Just sayin'.
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Originally Posted by jpbfly
Great post Mike
once a friend of mine told me"JP even if it rains sh...t we'll go fishing"
Remind me never to fish with your friend. And you sure must have some strange weather patterns over there, JP.
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Originally Posted by Davo
As a Guide I must say it is always the clients call!! We have the day set aside and we have the rain gear. If the condition don't bother the client who are we to gripe?
I'd fish with you any day, Davo. My kinda guide.
I'll add that while the weather was ****, the company was great and the float was fabulous, fish or no.
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Originally Posted by gatortransplant
... I have a family friend with a vacation house in Silva, need to make another trip...
Indeed you do, AJ. Lot's of good fishing in the area.
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Originally Posted by Mnflyfish
Im game for just about any weather except for hot, humid and still. its those days when the water temp gets warm.
Living in central North Carolina, if I didn't fish hot, humid, and still
, I wouldn't fish all summer. I know a few largemouths that wouldn't mind that.
I just don't like that crackly, electrical stuff falling out of the clouds.