Friday, May 1, 2015

First dry fly day :)


Today's a good one.  Still have plenty of writing to do for work... But, started the day at 4AM in my home town chasing turkeys.  Called in 2 toms and a hen, but the hen picked me off as I tried to move and her alarm put's turned the toms around before a good shot could be made.  No worries, I turned around to this view of the hills rolling into the Quabbin Reservoir.  The pic doesn't do it justice.  What a start.


Come home, get some work done, and hit a local river for lunch.  Well, local stream.  Probably the best known of the local wild trout streams I fish due to the work of TU on it... but what a day.  Started with a royal wulff and missed a few... put on a little orange butt caddis and hello - almost every cast brought a strike.  And these fish were literally jumping out of the water on the take, it was awesome.

I'd called a local friend, and he'd got there shortly after me, and was quickly into fish like mad as well on a similar fly, and his Tenkara rod.


You can see the little orange butt I put on these caddis.  Not sure why I started doing it, but it does seem to add a little extra trigger for wild fish.


After enough fish, the caddis just wouldnt float outside the calmest sections of water... So on went a trusty old #16 stimulator.  And the trout didnt stop, they just kept on coming to the fly with reckless abandon.

They were chubby too.  My friend noted that a few he caught were so full of little caddis larva that they were literally spewing them as he lifted them from the water.  Making up for a LONG winter I guess :)


I fished only about 30 yds further up stream from here.  Then headed back.  Time to get back to work... but a great, invigorating lunch break for sure!


Spring is the best!
Enjoy it
Will

6 comments:

  1. Will, looks like you nailed it.
    The brook trout will eat whats plentiful, that being caddis. The are true survivors.

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    1. So true Alan. Its funny, I dont often hit dry fly days like that... but man, when trout jump clean over your fly trying to take it... That's a GREAT time!

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  2. That's what it is all about right there!

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    1. It's a really good time RM for sure!

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  3. Will I'll be up your way next week. We'll be fishing some head water streams of the Deerfield.

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    1. Alan that's awesome. Some amazing water out there through the berkshires!
      Will

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