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Thursday, May 17, 2012
The "Red Pin"
I went out today with the thought of testing a new fly. Well not a new fly but a variation of an old fly. I tied a few Picket Pins using peacock herl dyed red instead of the natural green herl. So packed with some of the red ones and my 7ft 5wt I began walking upstream. I have fished this stream before but I fished it downstream and only once did I try on the up side. Access to the water is tricky in spots, and in others it's like a pond.
The fly worked as I had hoped. It brought many brook trout to hand. They took the fly in fast water and in the real slow stuff. I fished this one particular pool, it was so slow it was like fishing a pond. The fly was allowed to sink to the bottom then retrieved and they hit it hard.
The 7ft 5wt came to good use. That extra foot of rod made casting a little easier.
These are a few of the brookies that enjoyed the Red Pin.
This pool produced a very big fish, unfortunately he won the battle and swam off with my fly.