|My big fish of last year on something quite smaller...|
|The bottom sculpin would find a new home in a Big Brown's chops!|
But, as I was walking down to the deep water...I thought that I would throw the streamer in as I walked. A more narrow, shallower side stream of the main river. Kaboom! Wait a minute! That fish shouldn't be here! Or should he? You tell me. Anyway, as soon as he hit that olive sculpin...he came up and with a big splash, went back down. As I started stripping the line, he was off the line and swimming down the river with my...yes, olive sculpin. As I brought in the rest of the line, I looked at the end with dismay. No fish, no sculpin, just flourocarbon. Bad tie on or not strong enough tippet? Probably both.
Well, my friends...I smiled. Hey, that was a twenty incher that I should have had. I know that. But, it was dang exciting to even feel him on that streamer in the first place with being a newbie at this type of thing. Now, I try once again to bring in a fish on a streamer. I'm no longer using 3X or 2X leader and tippet. I now have 1X and 0X on hand. I have a new supply of streamers. We will give it the good ol' college try.
If you have a STREAMER TIP...I'm listening!
On another front... my friend, Brian Schiele, has a post up right now with a very cool picture of...well, The River Damsel herself. (Believe me, that's not the cool part)
|Courtesy of Brian Schiele|
Check out the story of how the special effects came out "naturally"! He is definitely the Holga Master...