Arriving at 7:00 am to an empty lot and a full bladder, I paid homage to the fishing gods for mid-week day trips. The morning was cool and crisp and just perfect for a day of wading the creek. While donning my fly fisher costume I decided to go with hippies rather than the chest waders, theyâ€™re much more suitable for later homageâ€™s. Grabbing my 2wt. glass rod and a box of bugs I hit the trail. The water was a little stained and the sky overcast so I went with a black micro bugger hitting the slower water near shore and letting it drift through the pocket. No interest in the black bug, so working my way down creek and switching flyâ€™s I tried PTN, and other small bugs all dark in color. After many flies and no fish I decided to go rouge and flip a #10 sparse white and tan clouser with gold bead chain eyesâ€¦.Bingo
The bows were loving it, especially stripping in after the swing. I ended the day with my biggest rainbow fat and long, longer than my homemade wicker netâ€¦just kidding, my net was bought at Cabelaâ€™s bargain cave.