The third cast produced this beauty with the Bomber--I missed about as many as I landed. For some reason I was either too late on the set or the trout was missing the fly. I tend to think it was my late hook set.
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Small Stream Refections Fantastic Bomber Pattren
Wednesday the 25th I left for
to work on our family’s Ancestry tree and got back
last night. I am trying to finish up both sides of the tree before fall and
then have the information published. Ancestry will proof read and published all
the material you have in your tree for an extra charge, but for me it is worth it.
This has been an ongoing project of mine for the past two years. I decided not
to make this your typical tree diagram where you have just the names of your decedents.
I wanted our future generations to remember what their grandparents were like
so I wrote backgrounds and profiles of all the decedents. To do this I had to
talk to individuals who were older than me and get them to tell me what their
grandparents were like. The libraries in the different towns had a lot of information
telling what life was like back in the early 1800’s which was extremely helpful.
This has to be one of the most interesting things I have ever done. I am really
glad I started this project because it has given me a chance to see what my
decedents went through during that time and how they survived on just the land
they lived on. O.K. I have bored you enough----------------- Mississippi
Now for the trout fishing trip I made on Tuesday the day before I left. I wanted to get in a trip before I left because I knew I wouldn’t have another chance to fish until this next week. I was trying some of the Bomber flies I had Alan to tie for me at Small StreamReflections. I am so impressed with this pattern because one it’s ability to stay afloat so well and ride high on the surface and two how well it gets the attention of the trout. I arrived at the water’s edge around and started casting these little flies a few feet up stream. The water surface still had fog but I could still see the bomber as it floated down a fairly fast run across from me. The very first cast produce a take but I missed the hook set, because I wasn’t expecting to connect that fast. On the third cast I managed to set the hook on a nice rainbow. For the next couple of hours I stayed with the bomber because it was my producing fly for the morning.
I think the colors on stocker trout is less vibrant as opposed to the colors on native trout. Don't get me wrong they are still amazing to view. Sorry for the poor image, I am still in the learning stages.
As I said this pattern has got to be one of best I have ever fished here. During the week is the best time to fish this area because one has the water to themselves, and today it was just me and my Bomber pattern. Thanks Alan for making this a great trip.