Tuesday, March 9, 2010

One Good Day, and Actually, Two Good Days

I fished both Saturday and Sunday this past weekend, with mixed results.  Both days were warm with bright sunshine through clear, blue skies.

Saturday was awesome.  Fished for two and a half hours in the afternoon and caught a bunch of Rainbows, one over 18 inches.  All of them fought with abandon and appeared to be very healthy.  After loosing a couple on a #18, Chimarra caddis larva, I switched to a #14 LaFontaine brown/yellow sparkle caddis pupa, and the game was on!

Sunday, I taught back to back fly tying classes at Shannon's Fly Shop, before finally getting on the water around 2PM.  I was beat after the classes and being up most of the night listening to a bunch of wound-up 9 and 10 year old girls play American Idol - my step daughter, Julia, turned 10 on Sunday.  I met up with Vinnie who had caught a nice Brown before I got there, and we fished for maybe 45 minutes before he had to get going and I was ready for a nap.  It was good to be on the water soaking up some sunshine, and I did get to watch a mink as it played among the rocks on the opposite bank.  Very cool stuff.   

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I went out on Monday and got to watch a bunch of trout swim away from my tiny pheasant tail and midge nymph tandem....they were laying on the bottom with no active feeding at all. I asked everyone I saw how they did, and not one person caught a fish!!! But oh my, what an amesome day, warm sunny and snow melting run-off tickling my ears from every direction....