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    Default Where Is The Alpha Trout In This Hole?



    Where and why?

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    Default Re: Where Is The Alpha Trout In This Hole?

    Good one Lenh, thanks for posting.

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    He's long guy buddy that guy is standing in his living room. Try back next week hopefully that guy leaves his waders at home next time or better yet goes golfing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilingduck View Post
    He's long guy buddy that guy is standing in his living room. Try back next week hopefully that guy leaves his waders at home next time or better yet goes golfing!
    This was on a stretch you must wade because the land owner gives no one permission.

    The distance between the angler and the upstream bank is much further than you see.

    Wanted where you thought it was laying?

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    Default Re: Where Is The Alpha Trout In This Hole?

    In that Alpha pertains to smartest, Beta biggest/most aggressive, my guess would be under that ledge we can't see far bank, probably about perpendicular to the fisherman to keep out of strong currents.......and he probably stays there until nightfall to avoid predators.

    So, I would fish a nymph or wet fly up from it and determine what line of water will drag it under that ledge right on his nose....He'll eat if he doesn't have to chase it and it has a little twitch to it making him want to hold on not just mouth it.

    .....and in suck places, there is always a ledge or hole tucked back under.

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    Default Re: Where Is The Alpha Trout In This Hole?

    Hunkered down among the rocks on the bottom in the deepest water in the lower left of the picture, next to the ledge cliff and under the overhanging bushes, for protective cover. (If the guy didn't already scare it away by wading too close.)

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    The guy rolled it but no hook up.

    We gave it a rest and I came back at 5am 2 days later.

    There is a deep crease all along the rock face.

    Not a wide crease.

    The spring floods come down a straight stretch above the hole.

    It takes a 90.

    The raging water slams in to the rock and caused the crease.

    It is the deepest hole in the entire stretch.

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    The water just seems so skinny that to get into that position an alpha predator will be alerted of the anglers presence. I'm sure smaller fish downstream will get spooked just getting to where he is but maybe not. With having to wade that makes it a lot more difficult.

    I think one of the hardest things to learn in this sport is the art of wading. I know I scare fish often and can't seem to move slow enough. That'sone of my favorite things about fly fishing you are forced to forget your world and join in the real world of a trout!

    I just wanted to say I enjoy your posts they force me to think about tactics which I enjoy !

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    Off the right bank, just past where the stream turns right, and just right of the main flow, so s/he can nip into the flow but rest just to the right of it.
    Last edited by jjack; 02-17-2015 at 03:23 PM. Reason: m

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