Monday, July 6, 2015

Making up for Lost Time

I was back on the Sipsey today using a different tactic while fishing the ¾ mile stretch from the dam to the pump station. I wanted to fish the faster water that is about a foot deep above the pump station. At times it is difficult to see the trout in these areas, but trust me they are there. In fact I landed a 15” rainbow about a month ago in gin clear water about a foot deep here. I never saw the fish take the fly.
It seems lately I just can’t get enough of this place which is a good thing for me, because every time I set foot in these cold waters here I feel I am learning yet another valuable lesson in fly fishing. In other words this place is the training grounds for bigger things to come for me before the year is out; another post in the future. I started fishing here 8 years ago and I have loved every minute I have spent on its waters. My only regret, I have told you guys this before, is not fly fishing the Sipsey when trout were first introduced here in 1974. So now I’m in catch up mode to recover some of that lost fly fishing time.
What a great way to spend the morning!!!!
Trout is not the only fish species swimming in these waters 

12 comments:

Mark Kautz-Shoreman said...

I would suspect that when the temperature and humidity rises down there, a nice wet (from the creek) towel would feel mighty good.

Gramps (Mel) said...

Very nice Trout, Bill. Your living the dream!

Lester Kish said...

Never too late to play catch up Bill. I'm doing the same myself with the dry fly game.

Bill Trussell said...

Mark
A cool splash of cold water on the face helps---thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Lester
I agree I will be spending a lot time fishing the Sipsey over the next 6 months. I hope you guys don't get bored with the trout post. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Mel
I wonder sometimes how other retiree spend their days---I can't think of a better way to spend the day. Thanks for the comment

Brk Trt said...

Bill nice day on the tailrace.
You like me learn something new every outing.

Rivertoprambles.wordpress.com said...

Bill, the beauty of it is that you're really getting to know the water as you enjoy it, and there's always something more to learn and to appreciate, as well. Here's to many more excellent days fishing on your river!

Bill Trussell said...

Alan
Learning something new on each trip is what keeps it interesting --thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Walt
Amazing how fishing this place has improved my skills on a couple of streams in Tennessee. Thanks for the comment

Howard Levett said...

Always nice to read your blog Bill. I always learn a little thing or two. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

Bill Trussell said...

Howard
A lot of my fishing is trail and error, after reading tips from other fly fisherman; I like to pass on what I've learned. Thanks for the comment