I hope to use this blog as an avenue to express my thoughts and adventures of all of my fishing expeditions and any other journeys I may undertake.
Friday, April 4, 2014
Using The Swing Cast Nymphing
I was brought back to reality
Thursday morning on the tailrace after having what I consider the best trout
fishing outing I have ever fished. I wanted to fish a couple of hours before
the wife and I would welcome the grandchildren for their spring break. I
started at access four where there was some slow water with no surface activity at
The water was in great shape
crystal clear and low. I have had success in this area with a size 18 Zebra
Midge so that was the pattern 3 ft. below the indicator. With limited time and
no takers here I moved up to another area I have fished before.
This run is where I always
get some attention with the Leech. Between the two boulders here there is a
narrow seam that has some current as it flows over a log jam at the bottom of
the run; this pocket is always a trout landed using the Leech. Sorry to say I missed
all that came at the Leech this morning here.
With time running out for me I
decided to move up to some faster water and swing the nymph.
The swing paid off as I was
working the Leech slowly back to me. I’m getting low on this pattern after
losing two today in rocks, really a fantastic pattern for nymphing.
The tailrace below Smith Lake Dam is the only place to fish for trout in Alabama. It is stocked with 3000 to 3500 rainbow trout every 60 days. The average length of the trout at stocking is 9” to 10” and have adapted well to the year round 50 to 60 degree waters.