Thursday, August 24, 2017

Big Trout-Awesome Float Trip on The Caney

I spent early Sunday morning this past week on the best float trip I’ve ever experienced landing some of the largest browns and rainbow trout I’ve ever landed. My son-in-laws Dad, Ron made the trip with me which was his first fly fishing experience. David Perry, our guide had him casting in no time and on fish soon into the float. The fog was still on the water in places as we made our way down the banks using our 6 weights 9-foot fly rods.
A nice rainbow that give quite a fight on the 6 weight; this trout and the others I landed made up for the number I lost. Fish seem to always hit when the fisherman isn’t watching.
Ron with a quality brown!
After landing this brown I can honestly say that it put up more of a fight than the rainbow I landed earlier in the morning. I lost another brown in this size range because I wasn’t able to maneuver it away from the structure.
  The prize of the morning for me was this 22” brown, which was the largest trout I’ve ever landed. I was beyond happy from the look on my face! A big thank you to David for making this one of my most memorable trout fishing trips; I’m looking forward to our next outing!!

20 comments:

  1. Whoa, great outing there, Bill! Glad you guys had a wonderful float experience. Your smile with the big fish says it all!

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  2. Bill, all I can say is Wow! Sounds like an excellent float trip. I'm assuming Ron is now hooked on fly fishing? I've always catch bigger fish while floating then I've ever been able to catch wading, so your guide obviously knew what he was doing. I'm smiling along with you my friend. Good job!

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  3. Beautiful fish! Looks like a memorable day for sure.

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  4. That was an awesome float trip!! Congrats on that personal best brown. If I may ask what river did you float? Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Bill, very impressive.
    Gorgeous colors on that brown.
    Well done.

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  6. Congrats on the personal best!

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  7. Walt
    The 22" placed me David's 20" club, proud to be there!! Thanks for the comment

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  8. Howard
    It makes a big difference when you are fishing less pressured waters for sure. Thanks for the comment

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  9. Ralph
    The rainbows and browns are much more colorful on the Caney than on the Sipsey. Thanks for the comment

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  10. Pete
    Hope you are doing well----we were fishing the Caney, which has lots of big brown trout. Thanks for the Caney

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  11. Alan
    The browns were more colorful than the rainbows. Thanks for the comment

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  12. Rowan
    Thanks hope I equal that number on my next outing with David. Thanks for the comment

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  13. Well... Look at you and that brown trout! Nice job! So I have a package that I want to send your way... Will you be home this week?

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  14. Emily
    One awesome trip that I won't forget anytime soon----Cathey and I will be here all week. Thanks for the comment

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  15. Nice one Bill. You look much happier than the fish! Caught nymphing? Streamers?

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  16. Lester
    You got that right-----Big fish have a way of bring out the crazy in me!! BIG hoppers were the fly that got the trout's attention---thanks for the comment

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  17. Emily
    Be looking for the care package--thanks Bill

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  18. That's some brown Bill! Congrats on getting it to the net

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  19. Thanks Mark, the brown pushed my 6 wt. to the limit!!!

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