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Fish: Brook Trout

Weighted Nymph, No Bubble, Slayed Brookies!!

Post By: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 8/24/2021 7:01:07 PM     Points: 89    
Ever cast the "TBH Gummy Crane Fly Larvae"? It won't get super distance but it will cast fairly well with a 7'+ rod! I used this a nymph a few weeks back vertical jigging as a last resort and it worked great...I decided to try and use it again going for some brookies in some ULTRA clear water. It worked TREMENDOUSLY😀I kept about half a stringer full and released everything from that point...The underwater video shots came out great and the visibility is really fun to see!!

Caught a nice handful of brook trout for a simple 5 ingredient catch and cook and the food tasted great! This is the first time I've ever casted a fly, using spinning gear with NO bubble. Jigging with the weighted nymph was the way to go...I will be trying this again for other species throughout the next month! Hope you guys enjoy the pictures...If you are curious to see the action or the food, video link below as well🎣🎣🎣

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 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Aug. 24, 7:01:35 PM     Points: 89    
More action and of course...the food shot
 Reply by: Wmdunker      Posted: Aug. 25, 9:08:00 AM     Points: 422    
Gotta love those brookies when they are on fire. They are so competitive and so much fun to catch. Good video as usual.
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: Aug. 25, 9:08:00 AM     Points: 89    
Very cool!! Reminds me of my high skool daze. My buddy and I would bash through the mud and bushes of the Blue River inlet to Dillon during runoff. No waders or common sense. We would cast nymps with our Eagle Claw Trailmasters by adding a few split shots. Landed a few brookies from there. Not sure if Dillon holds them anymore. That was about 90 years ago!!!! Keep the vids/pics coming!!!
 Reply by: Barnacles      Posted: Aug. 25, 9:24:29 AM     Points: 1111    
Great video as always. I had to try that technique a few weeks ago when my flyrod snapped on the second cast. Turns out my crappie rig will fling a bead head nymph an adequate distance. Fins up on the fresh Brookie platter. I'm drooling all over my desk.
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Aug. 25, 12:26:39 PM     Points: 89    
-Wmdunker

Thanks Dunker! Catch and cook videos are my favorite to make haha. It was really fun fishing that ultra clear water too for those brookies.
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Aug. 25, 12:28:06 PM     Points: 89    
-SirGreg88

Haha sounds like good times to me Greg!! If I didn't have my belly boat I probably would've been using some split shot too. My friend that was with me couldn't get out far enough on her casts. I would bet they still have some. I plan on going to Lake Dillon this ice season to fish for some salmon.
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Aug. 25, 12:29:30 PM     Points: 89    
-Barnacles

Thanks Barnacles! I just figured it would be good to try and glad I tried it. Might have to try that with some other nymphs sometime too...Haha glad you enjoyed the food portion, fried brookies are always good to me 🤤🤤
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: Aug. 25, 6:12:00 PM     Points: 250    
Beautiful Brookies! Nice work! Looks like fun! 🎣👊🍻
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Aug. 25, 10:23:57 PM     Points: 89    
-bharper

Appreciate that Harper! Getting after brookies is always a fun time🎣😀
 Reply by: skiman      Posted: Aug. 26, 3:58:12 PM     Points: 2508    
I remember catching a few brookies with my kids when they were very young, cutting a few willow branches, and cooking them over an open fire at our camp.
Thanks for allowing me to relive that memory, and as always, nice job on the pics and video.
 Reply by: shiverfix      Posted: Aug. 26, 5:50:03 PM     Points: 3867    
I think brookies are the best tasting, even better than salmon. Too bad most of the time you have to clean 5 8" fish for a meal! (:
 Reply by: ND Transplant      Posted: Aug. 26, 6:10:48 PM     Points: 9400    
Love your work. I've been having most of my success as well this summer in the high country jigging nymphs. Some days are 50+ trout. Cheers!
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Aug. 26, 7:12:37 PM     Points: 89    
-skiman

Sounds like great times! I need to do a video like that haha. Appreciate the kind words Skiman and glad you enjoyed😀
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Aug. 26, 7:13:57 PM     Points: 89    
-shiverfix

I love them too! Although I do love some salmon too so it would be a close call for me...Hard to beat some delicious smoked salmon haha. Ya luckily the ones we got were nice size.
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Aug. 26, 7:15:55 PM     Points: 89    
-ND Transplant

I appreciate that ND Transplant and thank you for the kind words!! It's always good to hear when others are doing well with the same techniques🎣🎣 As much as I love the high country fishing, I'm looking forward too to doing more river action soon...Haven't gotten the ice itch super bad, yet lol.
 Reply by: easeup      Posted: Aug. 30, 4:33:53 PM     Points: 0    
thanks for sharing the tip!


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