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Old 01-28-2013, 02:47 PM
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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.
Ya the salmon are usually tight to the y pool in the deeper holes. It really is an amazing place to fish when they are biting. Or the most annoying when they aren't. It's so frustrating seeing so many nice fish and you can't catch one.
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Getting the fish to eat is most of the battle on rivers like this so I feel I accomplished something for my first time on the river.

I can not wait to get back up there. I have been thinking about grabbing a 3wt or 4wt 10' rod, with fish so close to you it seems like Czech nymphing could work well.
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Getting the fish to eat is most of the battle on rivers like this so I feel I accomplished something for my first time on the river.

I can not wait to get back up there. I have been thinking about grabbing a 3wt or 4wt 10' rod, with fish so close to you it seems like Czech nymphing could work well.
Yeah, I've been thinking the same thing. There's a guy on another forum who does well on the Swift with a 10' 2wt.
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Rob, the guy that pulled in on the other side of us while we were getting ready is also from here in RI, he kills it with Czech nymphing. Yesterday he hooked up with 15 fish between there and another spot. If it was anyone else I may call BS but I know the guy catches fish like a machine. Mind PMing me the name of the other forum? If I am not already a member I can never be part of too many forums lol.
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the guy that pulled in on the other side of us while we were getting ready is also from here in RI, he kills it with Czech nymphing.
It must be Clive... he's a maniac on a mission to catch every single trout in the world

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Hahahaha, it was indeed Clive. See guys, I told you he is a machine, and everyone knows it.
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I picked up a 10' 2wt and we headed up to the Swift on Saturday. We had 12 fish landed between the 3 of us and probably a half dozen long distance releases. Liz now wants to get a 10'2wt as well and we can't wait to get back up there. It started out at 11 degrees on Saturday so I think we did very well considering.
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I picked up a 10' 2wt and we headed up to the Swift on Saturday. We had 12 fish landed between the 3 of us and probably a half dozen long distance releases. Liz now wants to get a 10'2wt as well and we can't wait to get back up there. It started out at 11 degrees on Saturday so I think we did very well considering.
Nice but sounds a little cool ha ha. What kind of 2 wt did you get and what did u spend I'm thinking about doing the same thing for the swift and small brookies up in Maine. I basically use a 9' 7 weight for all the fishing I do stripers, and big salmon it's fine but a smaller weight rod is well over due for the trout.
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Good work! I should have my 10 footer finished this week. Any info on flies would be much appreciated...
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Sorry I missed these posts guys! I got the Greys Streamflex 10' 2wt, sweet rod for this type of fishing. So sweet that we are buying another one for my wife.

I fished a size 16 bead head hares ear with a green/brown bead and hot pink dubbing thorax for a hot spot as my point fly and a size 24 black zebra midge with a fluro red head as my dropper.

I know one fish was caught on the hares ear, but the other 2 I am not sure because the flies fell out in the net before I could see which one it took. My flies only had brass beads and I feel I would have got more fish if they were tungsten. Liz fished 2 size 20 zebras in the Y pool and got a fish there, then switched the point fly to something with an orange bead in the middle of the fly, not sure what it was.
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