Moving into the fall runs and again plagued by low water in my neck of the woods ... but still having fun
Took my favorite dry line rod out again:
I started the morning off with my fishing variation of a Thunder & Lightning
Found a player right away, a feisty large buck
I nearly dropped my phone in the water I was shaking so much and never got a photo. I put away the phone and saved the moment for my memory bank instead.
As the morning progressed, the sun shined brighter and the water seemed to warm a bit more. Nothing else touched the T&L, so I switched over to a smaller and brighter offering.
A wet shot
The Freight Train is "go to" bright day fly for me. I like the way it glimmers in and out of the water ... another bright fish thought so too
As the day progressed, the sun went behind the trees and the bright flies stopped producing. I offered small and dark with no results, then went larger and felt a tap ... no connection. Immediately I thought of "comeback flies" I read about so often here, but never give a try. I switched over to a GB, pheasant wing, black body with a muddler head concoction bug. As the bug swung the same path, but this time in the surface film, I connected with another bright dancer. Almost had it to hand as the barbless hook unpinned ... rookie mistake. I would have liked to help it rest.
Here were the days low water offerings:
The Hairy Mary variation in the background got the "tap", the muddler headed bug in front of it sealed the deal.
Hopefully more fun coming this week with Celeste, I need a camera person