For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Monday, April 16, 2012
A Weekend With "Kiwi's Fly"
I had gone fishing on Saturday visiting a small stream. The fishing was fairly good, with the exception of bleeding of the legs caused by briars, which seem to be very sharp and strong considering the lack of rainfall.
Well yesterday Jeanette suggested taking a walk through the woods. Her incentive was the beautiful day and wanting to take some photos. So seizing the opportunity to be fishing again there was no hesitation. As we walked the stream, Jeanette taking photos and me fishing we spent several hours of total enjoyment.
Several months ago I did a fly swap with Chris, aka Kiwi at The North River. I received some wonderful Tenkara flies and one in particular the Royal Sakasa Kebari, I hope I spelled it right. So I just call it "Kiwi's Fly". The fly produced some wonderful fish, at one point this one long riffle gave up many small brookies in the 3 to 4 inch range. This was a good sign of a healthy stream.
This a rainbow who found it hard not to slam "Kiwi's Fly"
We stopped for lunch at stream side. And in keeping with healthy eating enjoyed a chicken cutlet, (they were baked not fried) sandwich and a cucumber salad.
As I fished down stream I managed to take a few nice browns.
The "Kiwi Fly" worked well on this wild guy.
He just stopped to see what was happening. If your interested in some of Chris's wonderful flies stop by and see him at "The North River"