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Mendless Drift


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Yesterday I joined a few local fellows in a fly fishing endeavor. I had never met them in person before, but as probably is not all that uncommon- I met them in a fly fishing forum.

We decided to try out new water, and located some promising looking flows and ponds on a detailed map. It was quite an expedition getting to these remote higher altitude ponds. We moved fallen trees out of rutted dirt roads, we were roadblocked by national forest gates, we 4x4 crawled over large boulders in the pickup truck, we walked through soggy marshes, etc. Eventually we got to the target water and fished it for a bit.

To our dismay, no fish! Perhaps too shallow or the wrong elements- but these 3 ponds and small creek connecting them hold no fish.

Sometimes it happens when you explore new water! But now we know.