Broken Down Spey Freak
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Lower Grand River, Saugeen and everything else wet.
Starting the season
I have been trying to hit pretty hard the last couple weeks bouncing around to a few of my home spots. So far only managed to get a few tugs until this afternoon. I was into my first swing with the full line out and she hit me like a freight train taking line right away. After a short run she turned and headed right for me. The line went slack as I couldn't keep up. After finally picking up all the slack and coming tight again she jumped a couple feet out of the water then took more line. This dance repeated itself another three times until she got upsteam of me a bit about 25 feet away from me and POP, she spit the hook. DANG! I managed a pretty good look at this hen and estimate about 24 inches long.
All well, it's all part of the game. I just stopped for a few minutes to check the line/leader/hook and all good. I looked up, facing down river and just paused to take in the place I was standing. It's amazing to have places like this, especially relatively close to urban centers and only 10 minutes from by bed. I love this time of year. Its also nice to know that I didn't waste a perfectly good chicken and the fly proved worthy of some attention.
Until next time!
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