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Thread: First browns of the year

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    Default First browns of the year

    I don't fish much during the off season aka the winter but the conditions have just been to good this spring here in the Northeast to not take advantage. I got out for a few hours on one of the rivers that is open year round to C&R trout here in Vermont. I ran a tandem nymph rig through a few runs with no luck so I went back to the car and strung together my 6wt to chuck some streamers.

    I tied on this guy, fresh off the vise from this winter:


    I was using a sinking leader to help get the fly down and on the 5th or 6th cast, I had a nice brown flash at the fly but missed it. I threw the fly back in and he hammered it.




    I was pretty pumped as this was my first brown of the year and I caught it on a fly I tied hoping it was going to work well.

    I ended up getting back in the car and driving a mile or so down stream and fished another deep run. I worked it over fairly well with no results. I had been dead drifting it with small strip to give it a little movement and then letting it swing. I figured that would be the best bet with the water temps being the way they were. On my last cast I decided to just rip it across. And this guy came up and nailed the streamer...





    There were a ton of small brown stones crawling around but it turned out I didn't need to match the hatch

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    Default Re: First browns of the year

    Nice fish, glad to hear you are making use of the good weather!! Thanks for sharing the photos and the experience!!
    Davo
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    Default Re: First browns of the year

    Nice Trout! I always think small meals when trout fishing, but those guys seem to have been hungry.

    I don't know about Vermont, but we didn't have winter in PA this year...

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    Default Re: First browns of the year

    Those are great fish & a testament to why I stuck to my streamers all those years. Good you you!

    PS. You're doing pretty good for a young guy

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    Default Re: First browns of the year

    I just saw this, I think you should post a sbs for that fly, or atleast a materials list, that thing is wonderful

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    Default Re: First browns of the year

    The fly looks like Mike's Mufasa?
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    Default Re: First browns of the year

    Nice looking fish, I have that same line with my 5wt TCX
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    Default Re: First browns of the year

    Quote Originally Posted by FrankB2 View Post
    Nice Trout! I always think small meals when trout fishing, but those guys seem to have been hungry.

    I don't know about Vermont, but we didn't have winter in PA this year...
    Yeah, same in Vermont. We didn't have much for a winter. Most of our "winter" occurred at the end of October. I think that snow storm produced the most amount of snow for the year.

    Quote Originally Posted by gatortransplant View Post
    The fly looks like Mike's Mufasa?
    The streamer pictured, is in fact Mike Schmidt's Mufasa. You guys can easily find a step by step for it. Just do a quick google search. It is a really easy streamer to tie and as you can see it produces. The only thing I did differently from what Mike did was use a 35mm Articulated Shank from Flymen Fishing Co. instead of another hook up front.
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