I finally got back on the Sipsey Tailrace today, a little late by my standards but was the best I could manage. I notice as soon as I arrived that the was a BIG mistake. I counted eight empty vehicles meaning everyone was on the water. Not to be discouraged I suited up and knew I was going to start the morning fishing one of my favorite holes right above the pump station. As I approached the area I notice 3 other fishermen already in place so I moved up towards the dam with a size 14
Adams tied on. No hatch no where means the one go to dry fly on the Sip is the Adams which I had tied on.
Heavy fishing pressure, and water a little high made for a true test today--this is one of my favorite runs. Missed a couple here on the Adams
First bow of the morning on Alan's Bomber--I changed dries because I was missing takes with the smaller Adams--the Bomber gave a bigger profile---second cast I landed this bow with the Bomber--
The dry action started to slow as the morning flew by causing me to tie on, David's Mystery Copper nymph pattern
The Copper Mystery nymph pattern produced one of my better trout this year on the Sip---thanks to one of the individuals near me for captioning this moment--a fitting end to a productive outing
The long way up to the top, makes me glad I work out in the gym three days a week--quite a workout here
I notice while walking back to the truck the Deer plots were already in place for the upcoming season--I hope to make this walk many times between now and winter.