Monday, September 30, 2013

FISH XXII: Last day

Today, under perfectly clear skies, I fished with Blake Dye on the upper ranch. We started above a beaver dam and fished slowly and deliberately. Blake was eager for info so I guided him through the intricacies of a perfect drift for most of the day. By the end of the day, he had it down!

Blake Dye with his first fish of the day caught on a hopper!

We worked hard, caught some great fish both on dries and on nymph droppers, but we also lost more than we landed... the way it should be on your last day. Leave the river and go home hungry for more!
We caught fish on grasshoppers, beetles, sow bugs and copper Johns. We had had a great day and I'll thank Blake for that. Man, I'm going to miss these big chunky rainbows! 

A beautiful, broad tailed 'bow!

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