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Old 01-26-2013, 05:41 AM
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I am losing it, despite the cold I may head up in a few hours.
Good luck if you end up going there next weekend I might bump into ya.
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I am losing it, despite the cold I may head up in a few hours.
I'll be testing out some toe warmer packets on the Swift tomorrow...

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Rob, we will be there tomorrow for sure. I will be wearing a green F3T hat and Elizabeth will be wearing a Fluro. pink Cheeky hat. Say hello if you see us!
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Cool, I'll have on a purple beanie.
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Awesome meeting you today Rob. Can't wait to get back up there.

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How did you guys do fishing????
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I hooked in to one but it came off. We spent most of the time scoping out spots from the bank, next time we will fish a lot more than we did.

I couldn't believe it, just before dark a trout was actually rising to eat from the surface.

I have to say, MA stocked rainbows are much prettier than the ones they stock in RI. RI stocks good sized fish as well but they have barely any color, I was amazed at the pink speckling on the rainbows I saw today.

Edit* By "we" I mean Elizabeth and I.
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Ya they rise there year round I couldn't believe it when I first saw it either. The only thing they consistently hit there is the San Juan worm red and orange. I have yet got skunked there using them. Where did you guys fish the y pool? Did you see any salmon?
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I tried a white San Juan with no luck, they barely looked at it. I wanted to bring red and brown but my local fly shop has either been closing early or not opening at all lately so I wasn't able to pick up red or brown chenile. I got the one fish on with a 16 bead head hares ear (didn't have any non toxic split shot) and a size 18 zebra midge, it took the midge.

Liz and I hit the Y pool for a couple minutes before decided to explore the area, we ended up fishing closer to the first foot bridge. Didn't see any salmon.
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Hey Alex, great to meet both of you, too! Glad to hear you enjoyed yourselves. Any day you can fool a Swift River bow into eating your fly is a good day, at least that's the way I look at it.

I managed a ~12" bow near the bubbler, and had one a little bigger that I long-distance released. Both of 'em on a size 22 gray scud and in riffled water. As I worked my way toward the Y-pool, the water settled down and I saw a lot more fish, but they all ignored my flies. Well, some of them ran from the flies.

I enjoyed the afternoon. It was fun talking to you guys.
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