Post By: oldblue156 Posted: 7/10/2019 9:45:59 PMPoints: 952
while fishing the poudre this evening I accidentally snagged a tree on a back cast. When I looked up to where I was snagged I noticed some other flies and line hanging from the same 16" section of branch. Determined not to loose my elk hair caddis (which had just produced a few fish) I looked around for a stick long enough to whack the end of the dead tree limb and hopefully break it off. I was successful in my quest, broke the end of the branch off and was amazed at the number of flies I found stuck on to this stick once I looked at it closely. Upon further inspection at home I found no less than 15 flies, not including my own which was immediately tied back on after rescue, as well as one bait rig with 2 hooks and a snap swivel. Many of these flies are still usable and will find a home in my fly box. I'm not greedy though...If anyone recognizes this fly stealing stick and would like their fly back I will try to get them back to you! Just goes to show, you never know what to expect while fishing!