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post #13 of (permalink) Old 06-08-2019, 03:15 PM
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Well I had a great time on the Bow! Conditions were limit for fishing with about 2 feet of visibility. We nymphed most of the time and stopped to swing at strategic places. The guide knew his stuff! I was using a 12' 6wt (which is not exactly what I call microspey, but the Bow fish are BIG, and they stll put a good bend in the rod! I caught a few and lost a few. Swinging, lost what I'm pretty sure was a big brown in the 5lbs range; it took out some line before coming unpinned. And landed a nice rainbow (my estimate is around 20'') also on the spey rod. I'm definetly hooked on spey casting for trout. Will have to look into it a bit more seriously, although I don't think a 6wt would be appropriate for the 1-2 lbs fish I have access to back home.

The smoke from the forest fires were brutal. Hope they die down soon!


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