Wednesday, May 12, 2010
I don't really get out to trout fish that often.
Its not because i don't like trout fishing, but because i have saltwater available to me. Being that the bass fishing has been on the slow side i decided to take a trip on the rivers in search of trout. Its well after opening day and many of the rivers have been stocked twice already. I personally have not been trout fishing in about 5 years so i knew there was going to have to be a re-adjustment period on the river. I started the trip by digging out my 4wt, reel, and fly box. I was able to locate everything and i was on my way. The weather today was in the 50's and overcast. There was a light rain that turned to mist at times. All the vegatation along the bank was fully grown and the river seemed to be low. I sat on the tailgate of my Dakota admiring the signs of spring: birds chirping, smelling the flowers, and feeling the coolness of the day. I was able to suit up in no time. Before i knew it i was trying to place a cast into a nice cut of fast water with a bead head. The small stream venue is very different than the open wind swept beaches that i am used to but i was able to get my casts in the water. I even hooked a tree, WTF! Trees are something i am not used to, but i was able to deal with it. I fished a bunch of cuts with no luck, and i was starting to feel as if i had no idea what i was doing, well i really don't. I made the choice to drive to a river only a few miles away and try my luck there. It was here that i saw a few trout rising on insects so i opted to tie on a fly that i got in a fly swap i ran through www.ctfisherman.com. Well i got the fly right into him and bingo the trout ate it, however, the trout spit the hook and i was back to square 1 again. I then tied on an emerger pattern from the same fly swap and bingo i beached a rainbow.
On the shooting side of things i finally mounted my Leupold 2-7-28 rimfire scope on my savage .17hmr and i can't wait to sight it in and do some chucking.