Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Quick Fly & Hunting Blue Lines
I got up early without much of a plan of where to go, all I had was my gear (Tenkara) my jeep loaded with gas, a full cup of coffee and a need for native trout. After a 50min drive I hit many different spots in the upstate that looked promising including one great looking spot that got me in trouble with a local.
I am fairly sure he was just protecting his secret hole since there was no 'no trespassing' signs posted and it was just off a county road. He did give me some advise on other waters to fish full of stocked trout - I suspect he thought I was one of the many bait fisherman that rape the stocked fish right out of the streams. When I asked if he knew of any native trout around he looked puzzled then I told him that I'm strictly a C&R fly fisherman hoping this might ease his stance on me fishing his stretch of river. It didn't and he told me once again that there is no fish in this water. So, without even unloading my rod from the jeep, I decided to move on. I have known people to be shot at for fishing a guys secret water and no fish is worth getting shot over.
Overall A good day despite more searching for fish than catching them but the clean bright colors of the fish that found my fly made it worth it. I only wish a brookie would have showed up. It seems it is getting harder and harder to find these native fish in the waters I normally fish.
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