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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by * J Y *, May 26, 2010.
Able to sit down and make a few pheasant tails and guide's choice hare's ears tonight.
It's basically the opposite for me. Most of my trout I catch are on dries and I don't seem to have the knack for nymph fishing.
it’s like a whole new world of outdoor autism, as even considering the sport forces you into being an entomologist
This video has a good life cycle summary in the first 8 minutes or so.
Manatees have been part of the Eco system long before golf courses, fertilizer, run off, septic systems etc
Florida has always had springs they flocked to in winter
Tried to fish the Chattooga today, but with all the rain we've had, the river was up a lot, so not much luck with the fish. Did get a couple good pictures of the rapid known as Crack in the Rock/Hole in the Wall.
Also tied a few parachute adams and a streamer
We’ve had crazy high water as well. Lots of rain but also a wind pushing the already high high tides even higher. Fish are way back in the bushes
Just praying for a cool down in a few weeks.
Made a few blue wing olives and some copper johns over the last few days. Didn't have the feathers I wanted to use for the copper johns, so one of our hens got a small haircut.
Made a few wooly buggers and went out on the Chattooga this morning. Caught 6 on a bugger and another 4 or so on a blue wing olive.
Caught most of them in these two runs along the bank
Other river pictures
And as I was leaving, DNR was finishing up stocking at the bridge. A guy posted up right there with corn catching one on each cast. The view from the bridge.
Went to the East Fork of the Chattooga yesterday. Had an otter swim by me at the location of the first pic.
Also, Iron Mickey and texasraider, if y'all were still interested in flies, I've got them made. If not, no problem, I'll just add them to my supply.
Absolutely. DM me your Venmo and I’ll send you monies and my address
DH season starts in a month?
November I believe. Doesn't apply to Burrell's Ford though, just Highway 28 bridge up to Reed Creek, which is only a mile or so up the river.
i fish the hwy 28 bridge area the most on the chattooga. the chauga a bit more probably, and that was under regulations as well. although, i think this year i am going to put most of my trout effort into figuring out the davidson and hoping duke let's people wade the tuck once in a while. the davidson is an hour closer to my house, and the tuck is actually closer too.
I've never actually fished the 28 bridge area. Just at the Section II put in when I start canoeing down. The only part of the delayed harvest section on the Chauga I've fished is Hellhole. Haven't been to Grapevine since it's such a big camping area. Luckily everything is within 45 minutes for me, but I have to limit myself to half a day or so for my wife's sanity.
Yeah, DM me and I'll pay up.
Just discovered that Walmart now carries these
Great gift for little anglers, imo
Made some CDC Elk Hair Caddis' and a mouse fly.
Went to the Chauga today. Caught 5 trout, and a redeye. Had a bunch hit the dry flies, but they kept getting loose.
i get really excited over the redeye there. they have bartrams bass according to folks.
Mom and Stepdad just kopped a spot on a private lake.
Best birthday gift ever. Thanks Mom.
got my flies billdozer
Glad they made it. USPS dragging their feet.
If that's 36 pounds, he must have the longest arms of any human. Beast of a fish.
The camera adds a couple pounds.
I wanna buy a drone and use it to scout for reds at low tide
Made some CDC Elk Hair caddis, RS-2s, and damselflies this week. Looking like a rainout for the week, but next weekend I'm going to a river that's only easily accessible during hunting season. Otherwise, it's a 4 mile hike, so should be plenty of fish that haven't seen a fly in a long time.
I have already done a few of these with my girls.
oh it is right on target. i do all of these things.
almost certain i’ve fished that hole
lost 3 nice browns today. got this one to the net. was in really good shape
Tried out this mountain stream today. It's only accessible by vehicle during hunting season, otherwise it's a 4 mile hike. Unfortunately it's pretty hard to get to a lot of it due to the steep banks and dense rhododendron and mountain laurel.
nice brown from today. had a brook trout swallow a fly today, never gut hooked a trout before. felt bad
Keep it or cut the fly loose?
i thought i could try to get it(the barb was crushed), but as soon as i got my hemostats in it’s mouth it went nuts and broke the tippet.
Wife and I are canoeing Section II of the Chattooga tomorrow. Taking the fly rod, will see how it is trying to fly fish from a moving canoe. Still deciding whether to take a 9 ft or 7.5 ft rod.
can you stand in your canoe? mine is sometimes sketch but when i go with friends we trade off, one paddling while the other fishes.
Caught my first one on the fly. A stocked rainbow on a wooly booger. My fishing compadre was up the river so I didn’t get a pic but it was modest, maybe 6”. I was so damn elated though I got watery eyes. I was damn near the quitting point having gone from catching huge natives on lure to just jerking my dick on the fly.
Not easily. I just assumed that I would cast while sitting. Plus we pull off often to fish runs as we pass them. Taking a spinning rod as well, so if the fly rod doesn't work well while we're moving, I'll use the spinner until we stop.
Congrats. You definitely catch more on tackle, but I enjoy the challenge of fly fishing more, even if it is frustrating getting skunked or only catching 1 or 2. There's nothing quite like seeing a spot, knowing there's a fish there, and tossing out your fly to the right spot and catching it. Especially on a dry fly and getting to see them rise.
thanks buddy. Heading back to the same river tomorrow. Looking forward to trying some of yours.
Good float trip down Section II of the Chattooga. Caught 6 trout and 4 red eyes between the two of us. Missed the good fall colors by a few weeks.
A couple interesting videos of underwater trout if interested
i enjoy these videos. makes me want to do some snorkeling in the rivers.
There's a monster Brook around 36:10 in the second video.
Tried another river today, the Little Eastatoe. Not a lot of fish, but the bait fisher's struck out so I didn't feel too bad.
Caught my first trout on the fly rod yesterday. Ended the day with 6 or 7. Had a great time