This summer heat has me fishing in the morning hours and getting off the water earlier. It's not good for me or the trout. I'm about ready for winter again. I'm a girl that would rather fish with snowflakes falling on my nose than brushing off horse flies. Haha.
One thing about summer heat, it has helped my diet. You don't feel like eating as much when you are hot. You tend to drink more water and stay hydrated. I've been drinking 3/4 gal of water each day and since Feb., I have lost 34 lbs. Lots of watermelon, cottage cheese, and fresh veggies lately. Doesn't that sound yummy? Lol. Well, we are getting it done anyhow... Downside of weight loss... Baggy waders!
The dog days of summer. Keep em' wet. Send em' off quickly.
~ Sunday Tippets ~
When you find a fly pattern that undeniably works, put on two of them. Double your chances! I just had a friend put on two dries, same pattern. First time ever, she had a double catch on two dries! Crazy stuff. When nymphing, I use a slightly larger attractor ahead of my end fly. But, if I am constantly catching on that end fly... Heck, double it up! No need for the attractor. Two PMD's was all I needed. And my line often has two sow bugs, one tan and one grey. If that bug is what they are taking... Give it to them! =)
"Lots of watermelon, cottage cheese, and fresh veggies lately." Jeez, you been talking to my wife. Seems that's all I've been getting, and Cabbage salads too, lately. Man's got to have his chocolate chip cookies. Stay cool RD.ReplyDelete
Mark ~ I have a lot of protein also. I am just changing my eating habits for good. Of course, I make cookies and desserts for the kids when they come over. Haha. But, I have been suprisingly good about counting each calorie. I have an app on my phone, Fitness Pal. I swear by it. =)Delete
Well Emily you have really done your self proud.ReplyDelete
I agree with your thoughts on the Sow bug.
Thanks, Alan! We usually give it my best shot in whatever I do. Still thinking about those blueberry pancakes though... Can't lie!Delete
Water and cottage cheese and veggies, oh my! What happened to all that great Mexican food you always eat? Don't expect cottage cheese here in Colorado. We only serve Mexican! Beautiful fish and RD is looking pretty hot as well.ReplyDelete
Howard ~ I love Mexican food! Always! I will just have that protein drink for breakfast and a salad for lunch. Then, we can have a yummy dinner. =) Thanks, bud. Hoping to see you in Oct.Delete
So impressed with the weight loss, the pictures of you show you have lost weight-----I've discovered that the PMD pattern is what the Caney Fork trout like as well---the size 20 seems to be their favorite. What size sow bugs are you using? Really quality browns taken--by the way do you lose a number of trout using the tiny flies? thanks for sharing
Bill ~ It's not the tiny flies that lose trout. It's my impatience of the battle. The only reason I lose a hooked fish is because I finally pull it in when it's not ready or I haven't set the hook well. These browns at this fishery are spooky and strong. You have to work them a bit, instead of bringing them in so fast. Size 16 sows can be used sometimes. But, I usually go with 18 out here. Occasionally, 20. But, that is in the winter.Delete