I had my new camera with me and I was anxious to try it out. I was also carrying my cell phone with me in my Simms waterproof pouch. Now, I haven't carried it for awhile now, since I have dunked it a time or two
Is he laughing? Yeah... probably.
Then, a few more in the net... I was wondering where all my luck was coming from! I had gone to the long run where I have the most problems. It isn't an easy place to fish, because it gets so much traffic each day. The fish have seen every fly and every set of feet. So, being first on the water gave me an advantage. And I had read a fishing report that said to throw some different bugs at these fish than the usual ones to throw them off. Well, that report was dead on. I didn't go with the hatches of PMD's and Caddis. Throwing everything from Prince Nymphs to Rainbow Warriors
"Hey, would you mind taking a picture of me and my brownie?" Yeah, the guy next to me now, looked thrilled. (He hadn't caught anything yet and I was feeling rather badly about it) But, he came over to help out ol' RD... I asked him if he wanted the nymph that I was using to tag behind his dry... but, he shaked his head and said "no thanks".
(Not a wet fly believer... Oh well!)
My smallest brown, which wasn't too shabby.
Well, it was an incredible morning to say the least. The rain came and drizzled off and on. The fish weren't rising all that much, but they sure liked my menu of bugs that I bounced off the bottom of the river... = ) I was meeting up with a couple of new fishing friends and by the time they came, I was extremely pleased with how things were going so far. They were both pretty new to fly fishing (about a year or so) and they were interested in my bug selection and my set up of my line. I had my fun already, so I helped them out a bit and we headed out to our war zones. Fish on! Incoming! OH MY...
I didn't want to get too excited in front of them, but I finally got the fish that I have been looking for in this hole now for a couple of months! Heehee. So, there was kind of a
victory dance lady like scream. They were stoked too and loved this brownie. It was cute how they were so excited for me. Thanks, guys!
Back to our places.
Ok. That's what I'm talking about! Getting it done on the Middle
Provo and catching the front of a front!
Nice work, now time for a group photo...
Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines timing as “the ability to select the precise moment for doing something for optimum effect.”
Catching the storm at the right moment was exactly that.
The phone call... not so much.