After stopping by the Sporting Gentleman fly shop to look at the dozens of
bamboo rods they have, we stopped by Ridley Creek to have a go at the
trout with our new Lew Parks 7' 4wt split cane rod. The section I fished
was ff'ing only/catch and release, so I decided to show them something they
might not have seen a zillion times in the past few months. I decided on a
#16 Chan's Chronimid (gold bead, white antron gills and tail section, peacock
herl throax, and red thread body), and they starting taking it pretty quick!
Here are some pics:
Hard to Hold
Here's a video: Click Here
We have caught plenty of crappie, bluegill, and perch on the bamboo rod
in the past 10 days, but these are the first trout. It was a splendid
. My wife didn't fish (strained her ankle wading yesterday), but
she served as cameraman.