11-23-2012, 05:07 PM
Re: Whatcha readin'?
Originally Posted by dean_mt
But now I need to know, did he only fish soft-hackles to the PhD. Ranch Rainbows? And how did he do?
I would be willing to bet all he fished to them was
a soft hackled fly, especially if considering the fact that 99% of the Ranch Fisherman spend their time fishing only a dry or a standard emerger pattern.(yea, I still fall into that 99%
). I imagine he caught an inordinate amount of fish by not
using whatever the masses were.
I was introduced to him by a friend one night in the old 'A-Bar' so we only chatted while sitting at the corner of the bar. I wish I would have been able to just sit on the bank of the river and watch him fish, that would have been a treat.
I recently acquired a 11' 9" 4wt two handed rod for fishing soft hackle flies, I can see myself fishing it on the waters of The Ranch next Summer, I'm sure It'll raise an eye brow or two from the ol' timers sitting on the bank waiting for that one big riser they been working all season.
*Comments posted above are only my opinion. I may be right....eh, I'm probably wrong. Take 'em for what they're worth.*
Last edited by fysh; 11-30-2012 at 06:57 PM.