Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Rubber Ducky Tuesday

OK...I am big enough to admit it.  Today STUNK, like in SKUNK!!  A beautiful day in every way...but in the wrong place at the wrong time.  Let me give you a quick synopsis of how the day went.  Every fly shop in town said the same thing...fish closer to the dam where the water isn't as cold.  So, I  gear up, ready to bring in a few brown trout on my "Fish Tuesday".  Well, I didn't expect it to be something like Troutrageous experienced recently with fish in hiding.  I wanted it to be more like what Trout Underground found on a winter's day. 

And All I Got Was This!!


Couldn't beat the weather though...sunny skies and 35 degrees...even took off my gloves and sweatshirt.


So, after three hours of "nuttin", I packed up and went down the road to the local fly shop.


I thought that this was kind of an interesting sign...hmmmm.  Maybe they meant the temp. for the day.


Interestingly enough, they told me that I was at the wrong section of the river today...I should have been about 8-10 miles downstream from where I was.  I usually get pretty good info from the Salt Lake fly shops, but today...the Heber Valley shop which is down the street from the river had the inside scoop.

Talking about scoops...to make me feel better after the shellacking, I went a few more blocks and got myself a Raspberry Banana Shake..mmmm... I always substitute the drink in the kid's meal for a big ol' shake!
 Go figure.  Well, why not?  Lol.


Well...I didn't totally go home empty handed.  Now, don't be jealous...I did get a rubber ducky as the toy in the meal...haha.  So comforting...

18 comments:

  1. Well dern. You'd think with weather like that, they'd be looking for a meal everywhere! At least you did get a prize, though! :) Does it squeak at least?

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  2. In between hatches...even the midges were non-existent. And the ducky is a non-squeaker! Gee...I really didn't do very well, did I?

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  3. Ahh, gotta suck it up sometimes... between you, me and your comment box... I got skunked on sunday in a big way... Good thing is I can count the number of times it happens on my line hand.

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  4. Josh - That was more comforting than the ducky. Let's just say that I can count themes on one hand in 2012! Heehee.

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  5. At least you're mature about it. Days like that make me wanna throw flaming bags of poo!

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  6. I guess the fishing Gods were just in the wrong place. Ducky is cute. Maybe turn it into a good luck charm?

    Mark

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  7. What a coincidence, it's rubber ducky season in Colorado...and you don't need a license or get cold.

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  8. Will ~ Thanks for reminding me why I will stay clear of your fishing hole!!

    Mark ~ This ducky has definite problems...it doesn't even squeak!! : ) My neighbor has dibbs on it...she doesn't care if it does tricks.

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  9. Howard ~ I know that you are particularly fond of rubber ducky races in the bath tub, so you don't have to battle the winter weather! ; )Spring will soon be here, my friend. Hang in there...

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  10. There's no better way to follow up a skunk than by having a shake! I was skunked on Sunday (lost my one and only fish at the hole) and had to settle for Tim-Bits (a.k.a. donuts holes for you non-Canadians :) ). At least you had beautiful weather.

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  11. Where's your snow? The fish must have been confused!
    Use the Rubber Ducky for a strike indicator and then watch as a monster brown comes up for a meal.
    Hey it's still "perpetrating the fraud!" Hook or not.

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  12. Hey Argosgirl~~Glad you stopped by! Always good to hear from you. Donuts and milkshakes...comfort food!

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  13. Larry ~ You and Kirk Werner are on the same page with the Ducky being a floater for BIG BROWNS!!! Maybe there is something more to this...Let's let Kirk try it first! : )

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    1. Kirk... I'm feeling a new friend for Olive.

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  14. Yeah, make sure you put a trailing hook on that thing -- especially in smallmouth water.

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  15. Steve - Lol. I think that I will throw the small stuff again next Tues. Just in a different location! And the ducky has found a new home...safe from any predators!

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  16. Hey River Damsel, Love your blog! I think I was up there on the middle Provo the same day you were. Had some success earlier in the day at a favorite spot of mine with some tiny tricos. The white bodies seemed to be the key. Maybe we'll run into each other sometime :)

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  17. Mayflygal ~ Thank you so much for stopping by. I think that there are more "ducky" days than "lucky" days in the winter...Glad you found the right place, right time though!

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