Reply by: SirGreg88 Posted: Mar. 20, 9:31:08 AM Points: 62
I would have guessed the same as TroutSoup. I should have brought my gear when I had an appt in Glenwood a month ago. Rare warm day with no wind. Had a hard time staying in my lane. Kept seeing awesome runs with low flows. Prime conditions. UGH!!! I dumb.
Reply by: whatmylenssees Posted: Mar. 20, 2:19:23 PM Points: 14
Thanks SirGreg88! Definitely must've been something in the air on this particular day ... I fish a LOT, but never have this kinda day 🤣!! here's to warmer weather, hungry fish, and hopefully a world less chaotic!! Thanks again
Reply by: whatmylenssees Posted: Mar. 21, 6:19:11 AM Points: 14
Appreciate that bharper!! I saw him (or his fin) rise on the other side of the run early in the day and knew he was fairly large. So I was throwing stuff his direction throughout the morning but nothing was working. Tried all the ol' standby's (zebra midge, squirmy worm, mercury midge, etc) and nothing. Switched up to an egg pattern and a grey RS2 and second cast...boom. Man that was a moment!!
Reply by: whatmylenssees Posted: Mar. 22, 6:54:25 AM Points: 14
Bharper, yeah, for some reason the MA Brown has escaped me also! I'm really trying to be better with "in game" adjustments. In earlier days, I would've just kept chucking the same flies at him and decided he just wasn't eating. Now I'm taking a couple minutes to re-assess, maybe taking a couple steps one direction or another to get a slightly different angle, adjusting weight, and finally flies. So funny how it's taken me years to just slow down a little bit ... and instead of focusing on quantity of casts/drifts, trying to achieve more variation and quality drifts.