Post By: i2fly Posted: 10/12/2020 7:53:49 AMPoints: 2013
2020 the year most of us would rather forget. With the pandemic, the fires, the hurricanes, and all the nastiness going on in our cities. Fishing has been our escape. Well at least mine. As the fall closes in on us. I just though it would be fun to reflect on some of our best days on the water. My favorite fish this year were all from Spinney. There are not many places in the world where the fishing is better for trout.
Letís see your favorite fish photos of the summer. Here are a few of mine.
Reply by: i2fly Posted: Oct. 12, 10:52:59 AM Points: 2013
A10, youíre correct they did need more time to revive. I found places with adjacent deep water to escape to. I did not fish as much when the surface were at there highest. We found great dry fly fishing in June. Prior to the warmest water. Then again in mid September til now.
Reply by: SirGreg88 Posted: Oct. 13, 8:23:20 AM Points: 68
Eatin my heart out ova heah. One of those kind of years I guess. Keep the pics and vids coming. I don't always have a zillion things come up to keep me away from fishing but when I do its because one of my elder care buddies goes bonkers with dementia and crazy violent felonies! I rescued his sweet dog Cookie. Was not looking for a pet but I couldn't bear to see her sit in a pound for however long they keep them before allowing adoption. She is a daddy's girl all the way and cant get close enough to me. She wants to nose her way under my shirts to get inside my skin. She is a gem but makes it tougher to get away.
Reply by: troutfinder Posted: Oct. 13, 9:05:06 AM Points: 579
ok, so not the first time i've seen pigs from spinney. I'm a river fisherman, been fly fishing for 25 years and there are lots of pig trout on this post alone bigger than any i've ever caught in my life. just one question...next year if the water level is up, can those trout be caught on dry flies from the shore? thanks
Reply by: i2fly Posted: Oct. 13, 11:59:43 AM Points: 2013
Troutfinder, Absolutely the fish can be caught on dry flies from shore. Most guys avoid the water we fish because they want to nymph fish. But fishing dry flies is right in the wheelhouse. Just remember you need weeds to attract bugs and bugs to attract fish. Fish the shallow margins where you can see weed lines. Bottom line dry fly fishing maybe later next summer because it will take time for the weeds to grow after the lake fills. The photo below was on a damsel dry.
thanks i2fly. i'm looking forward to scoping it out next summer, maybe combine with a dream stream day. i fish small alpine lakes so shore fishing that monster seems like it would be hard but if there are shallow coves and rise forms, anything goes
Troutfinder, you may want to check out the river above Spinney. You can check flows to make it worth while. But ya can walk in from the river to spinney and have the best of both worlds. Probably spring....though.
You still have time to cast dries! Yep, if you see rise forms fish it...! I2