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stenacron 07-04-2013 09:17 PM

Fireworks on the Provo River, UT
 
Happy 4th of July everybody! My daughter and I hit the Provo River this afternoon hoping for PMD's or Green Drakes and found both! Steady action all afternoon on #16 PMD Comparaduns and #12 Green Drake Comparaduns. Fish ranged from 10-17 inches, all wild browns, and all full of fight!

First fish of the day... 15" of pure golden brown!
http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m...ps7f95a08a.jpg

This was my daughter's first experience fishing a mayfly hatch, and needless to say... she's hooked!
http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m...ps7f222867.jpg

Drunella grandis - Western Green Drake... this one was a cripple that we scooped off the surface.
http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m...ps7e749fdf.jpg

My best fish of the afternoon
http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m...psae20cbad.jpg

Look at that mug!
http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m...psb0f12f87.jpg

The Green Drakes were sporadic and fleeting, and it wasn't long before the PMD's were coming on again... enabling us to switch up and pick off a few more before heading back to the Valley. FISH ON!
http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m...psc17fe94e.jpg

Perfect end to a perfect day! :shades:
http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m...ps0946e950.jpg

mcnerney 07-04-2013 09:29 PM

Re: Fireworks on the Provo River, UT
 
Joe: Great way to spend the 4th, congrats on the great fishing!

Joni 07-04-2013 09:31 PM

Re: Fireworks on the Provo River, UT
 
Very nice and looks coooool er ;-)

Hardyreels 07-04-2013 10:12 PM

Re: Fireworks on the Provo River, UT
 
What a happy looking girl Joe. You had to be having more fun just watching her smile & fish than on any recent trip.

Nice pictures and a nice little river.

Ard

stenacron 07-05-2013 12:09 AM

Re: Fireworks on the Provo River, UT
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Hardyreels (Post 569673)

What a happy looking girl Joe. You had to be having more fun just watching her smile & fish than on any recent trip.

Nice pictures and a nice little river.

Ard

Thanks Ard, no doubt playing "guide" for my little girl is more fun than catching fish myself. I can see already that she'll be taking her fly rod along back to CSU next month. :)

The middle section of the Provo River is really amazing. It was a total bug factory today; PMD duns, PMD spinners, drakes, yellow sallies, egg-laying caddis, and even some oddball mayflies thrown into the mix. The birds were enjoying the menu too... watching two male Yellow Warblers fight over a green drake dun was pretty funny.

cpiercem 07-14-2013 09:11 AM

Re: Fireworks on the Provo River, UT
 
Great way to spend sometime with your daughter. The smile says it all!


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