The lack of current with the glass surface made it difficult to connect--really needed some flow to cut down on glare.
Monday, April 2, 2012
Chasing Trout With the 3 Wt. in Alabama
The Tailrace has finally got to the point where the average trout fisherman can wet a fly. Notice I said average or intermediate that is what I still consider myself as far as trout fishing in concerned. In my opinion I want make it to the advance stage until I can master nymph fishing much better. For today’s outing I tied on my favorite dry for this area which is the Griffiths Gnat in size 18 or 20. This little fly seems to always produce because most of the time the hatch is similar to its pattern. With a little floatant applied it will float high for quick a while. I arrived around to find half dozen vehicles at the parking lot. After suiting up and pulling on my new Korkers wading boots I proceeded to the walk-in area and to my surprise there was no one to be seen. I just stood there for a few minutes and view the beauty of the place. The sounds of the birds, the scent of the forest, and the beauty of the moss on the rock beneath the water made me realize I am lucky to have a place like this in
to fish. In fact it is the only place in the State to trout fish. I was using
my Alabama 9 ft. 3 wt.
Streamflex for the first time for trout and I was looking forward to least a
hook up. There was no activity on top in the area so I move up stream until I
saw some trout rising on the far bank. I fish the area for about 10 minuets and
lost a couple of bows I should have landed, simple because I was late on hook
set. I move close to the dam itself and finally connected with a bow on the .
It was my first trout with the 3 wt. and well worth the effort. The top action diminished
shortly after I landed the bow and I switched to a size 18 scud nymhing with little success. The guys I talk
to on the way up to the dam area were either landing none or had landed one or
two. I did notice that the flow was not as fast as it usually is and we all
agreed if there had been more current the fishing would have been better. For
me it was a good for me to be back on the tailrace for a few hours even with limited success. Griffiths
Glad to bring this one to hand--hope things will improve as far as flow is concerned next trip--I am still working on image quality as you can see even if I didn't take the picture