Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Fishing the Bomber & Mystery Nymph Patterns


I finally got back on the Sipsey Tailrace today, a little late by my standards but 7 AM was the best I could manage. I notice as soon as I arrived that the 7 AM was a BIG mistake. I counted eight empty vehicles meaning everyone was on the water. Not to be discouraged I suited up and knew I was going to start the morning fishing one of my favorite holes right above the pump station. As I approached the area I notice 3 other fishermen already in place so I moved up towards the dam with a size 14 Adams tied on. No hatch no where means the one go to dry fly on the Sip is the Adams which I had tied on.
Heavy fishing pressure, and water a little high made for a true test today--this is one of my favorite runs. Missed a couple here on the Adams
First bow of the morning on Alan's Bomber--I changed dries because I was missing takes with the smaller Adams--the Bomber gave a bigger profile---second cast I landed this bow with the Bomber--
The dry action started to slow as the morning flew by causing me to tie on, David's Mystery Copper nymph pattern
The Copper Mystery nymph pattern produced one of my better trout this year on the Sip---thanks to one of the individuals near me for captioning this moment--a fitting end to a productive outing
The long way up to the top, makes me glad I work out in the gym three days a week--quite a workout here
I notice while walking back to the truck the Deer plots were already in place for the upcoming season--I hope to make this walk many times between now and winter.
 
 

14 comments:

Brk Trt said...

Great day Bill.
That photo of you and that wonderful rainbow should find a frame and go on the wall.
Well done.

Mel Moore said...

Bill, great to see you slowing down enough to get back on the river. Nice fish, too! Staying in shape my friend means more fishing trips in the days and years ahead.

Bill said...

That's a nice looking piece of water. Enjoyed the photos.

penbayman said...

A great outing..you hung in there and got rewarded..big time!

riverwalker34 said...

Those photos just about make me want to chase some trout. I love foggy streams and the cool crisp air as it hits your face.

Bill Trussell said...

Alan
That one was nice, but I am looking for notch above this one--they released 30 ---16" to 20" rainbow last week in the area where I landed this trout. I hope to connect on one of those soon. thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Mel
We here in this area are really blessed to have this area in the state to fish for trout. I am also blessed to have some great fishing buddies to share it with. thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Bill
It is truly a beautiful area. thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Pen
My best trout to date for this year, the nymph was the key in landing this trout. thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Josh
This place is noted for the early morning fog, which makes for some great dry fly action early. thanks for the comment

Mark said...

Nice job Bill! Next time your out try fishing the Bomber and your favorite nymph as a dropper, it can be a dynamite combination.

Bill Trussell said...

Mark
That will be the plan on my next outing which should be this week. Thanks for the comment

The NOCO Nympher said...

Nice trout Bill! The mystery copper nymph needs to find a permanent spot in your fly box!

Bill Trussell said...

Noco
This is one fantastic little fly, in fact I have ordered more from David. thanks for the comment