Sunday, June 5, 2016

Landing Rainbow on the Caney Fork

Fishing the Caney Fork Tailrace is the ultimate in tailrace fishing, because of its beauty and of course the amount of rainbow and browns one can land during an outing. I got to experience its beauty and its quality trout on Wednesday of this week, fishing with one of my blogging buddies David Knapp. A big thank you to David for helping me to learn the tailrace much better and what fly patterns worked best this time of the year. I wanted to learn how to effectively read the productive water and eliminate the so called dead water; mission accomplished.

Quality rainbow that put quite a bend in my 4 wt. 9 ft. My 4 weight took a beating, breaking off 2 inches at the tip. I was trying to set the hook and the nymph flew back and hit the tip of the rod and broke the tip off. Something that probably happens 1 in 10000 times, really weird. Redington will replace the rod for free.
  One of the better rainbows of the day that inhaled the nymph; of the four tailraces I have fished since I started trout fishing the Caney is my favorite. The gravel bottom makes for easy wading and super clear water lets you know where the trout are feeding.
  

21 comments:

Howard Levett said...

I'm looking forward to one day fishing with David if he ever comes back to Colorado. In the meantime, the Caney does look great and those trout, nothing to sneeze it. Sorry about the rod, but Redington luckily has great customer service.

Kevin Frank said...

That's a great rainbow. Glad you had a fun day.

Mark Wittman said...

Very Nice Bill! - I thought I recognized your picture on David's blog. It's great to see fellow bloggers meeting in real life and enjoying some time together

Justin Carf said...

Really nice write up and outing, Bill! Looks like a gorgeous place with beautiful fish. Sucks about the rod, but thankfully, there are warranties.

Bill Trussell said...

Howard
Hope you get to fish with David, great fishing companion; very knowledgeable about trout fishing. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Mark
Glad I made the trip with David, can you send me the link from David's blog? Thanks for the commnet

Bill Trussell said...

Justin
The beauty of the Caney tailrace is fantastic, high rock walls complimented by super clear water, with seams, runs, and pocket water; a fly fisherman dream. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Kevin
One fish can make and trip and that one did for me. Thanks for the comment

Mark Wittman said...

Bill - David posts on http://www.thetroutzone.com/ and http://davidrknapp.com/

Bill Trussell said...

Thanks Mark for getting me the link

Brk Trt said...

Two thumbs up Bill. Beautiful trout and memories to call on later.
Good guide too.

Bill Trussell said...

Alan
My second best trout coming from the Caney---hope to be moving closer to the Caney soon---thanks for the comment

Grandpa Mel said...

Hi, Bill. Just catching up on my blog reading after being on a quick trip to Wisconsin. Sorry to hear about your 4wt. But, Redington is a great company to buy from and stand behind their warranty as you know. Freak thing that happened, but, happy to see some wonderful trout landed on your part on the Caney. Really impressed with that last photo of you and fish!

Bill Trussell said...

Mel
Glad you had a safe trip back and got to see your grandson's graduation. I hope to get the 4 wt. back next week. I have a trip planned then that will require the 4 weights service. The Caney is a beautiful place to fish. Thanks for the comment

Ben Mckinley said...

That is a freak accident with the nymph breaking the rod tip, luckily they'll replace it for you.

Fading Angler said...

My wife had the same thing happen to the tip of her Sage Grace back in April. I cringe every time I hear a beadhead go "tic!" against a rod. Looks like you had a very good day.

Fading Angler said...

Uh, except for the broken rod thing... That, perhaps not so good.

"Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?"

Bill Trussell said...

Hi Ben
Probably never happen again, "crazy", I should be getting it back next week. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Chris
I thought I was the only unlucky soul out there; enjoyed the day with David Knapp. thanks for the comment

TROUTI said...

Nice looking trout!!!Looks like a beautiful place to fish and enjoy!

Bill Trussell said...

Trouti
The trout their are primary, but the scenery runs a close second--thanks for the comment