MONSTERS THROUGH THE ICE - Lightfield BBQ and I were back on the ice and exploring new hard water. I don't know what I would do without the phone app Navionics. It's seriously the ...
2 days ago
Partly cloudy skies keep
the sun from penetrating the crystal clear waters of the area I was going to
fish this day. The water level was somewhat low which makes the Sipsey more
difficult to fish, and as always the pressure from other fly fishermen adds to
This section is where my wading boots got the most use, fishing small
pocket holes throughout the stretch. No surface activity at all caused me to
stay down under with nymphs changing back and forth from tight lining to the
indicator. I was using a furl leader today casting up stream and letting the nymphs
drift slowly back to me. I choose to do this because of the super clear low
water levels I encountered. The trout spook easy in these conditions and they
had been hammered all morning by other fishermen.
I landed my first rainbow of
the afternoon using a long 6X fluorocarbon tippet tipped with a size 20 tungsten
beadhead midge. My eyes had to strain a
bit even with my magnifying glasses to thread the line through the eyelet of the
fly. I seldom fish a fly this small but it was producing and I couldn’t
The 4 weight today enabled
me to get a little more backbone in the hook set, which I needed fishing those
tiny nymphs. I wondered if this trout had spent a lot time in the deep holes of
the Sipsey causing it to have very little color, but still beautiful.
Persistence kept me focused this day through long periods of no takes. A couple more rainbows would touch the net
this afternoon, before I headed back home.
I noticed this turkey hen
in our backyard the other morning and ran and got my camera and took the shot
through the window. I knew if I stepped outside on our porch it would spook.
Not the best picture, which continues to make me search for a better quality
camera. Hope you guys have a great week!!