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Old 05-15-2014, 02:56 PM
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Yesterday was good here in Mid-Coast Maine as well. More caddis than black flies, and there were about a jillion black flies. All browns here, silvery ones. The menu of the day was Elk Hair Caddis with a BH GR Hare's Ear dropper, just like back home in Colorado, just like at our summer place in upstate NY.
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I have to admit I was surprised myself as the rivers where'd you'd normally find fish like that are over their banks with ice water.

But to be jealous of someone else's success ?... bad form dude

Not jealous and sorry if I came across in that manner. Ice was out and levels were low. midges were the only bugs coming off with a random bwo but the fish were not keyed in. I just think it's spectacular and surprising. Congrats to the fisherman who either found a pod of rising fish in 39 degree water or nymphed them up with a 7' 3wt. Serious stuff right there
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Not jealous and sorry if I came across in that manner. Ice was out and levels were low. midges were the only bugs coming off with a random bwo but the fish were not keyed in. I just think it's spectacular and surprising. Congrats to the fisherman who either found a pod of rising fish in 39 degree water or nymphed them up with a 7' 3wt. Serious stuff right there
I'll end the suspense.

Five were on a #12 chartreuse woolly bugger; one was on a #10 purple woolly bugger; one was on a #20 or #24 olive nymph (I don't remember and I lost it).

These were not wild trout. Every year Maine releases brood stock fish to a few rivers. That's what these were.

Honestly, the 3 wt rod didn't give me any trouble once I switched to 4X tippet. The heavier tippet allowed me to lean on the fish a little more to cut down the fighting time. Still, the rod had an impressive arc to it.

I often fish with ultralights (1 wt and 2 wt). If I had known I'd get into these fish, I'd have used a 4 wt or 5 wt.
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Some of the special streams I knew back in the 60's will be visited soon in Maine. Aroostook County in the North.
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