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Friday, June 15, 2012
Seek and Find
In a post I did earlier this week where I told of revisiting a few streams I had not fished in a long time. I mentioned hooking a sizable brook trout on a dry fly. The fish was holding in a difficult place to present a fly. After numerous casts I managed to place the fly in the sweet spot. The trout took the fly. And as I brought him in he gave the fly back to me.
Well I went back to that stream today. By the way the weather was super today. I had picked my Sage 7ft 3wt to do the work today. Tied on a fly and let it go. I picked up a few wonderful brookies in various stream hideouts. But that big guy was in the back of my mind. When I reached the place where he was hooked I had good feelings. I worked that fly into the same place where he had been before. There was no response though. I continued to work the stream. And in a beautiful deep run the fly was sucked under. As I pulled back on the Sage I could feel his weight. A good battle was waged but victory was mine this time.
A photo of this beautiful male, and off he went. I may have to start hanging a net on my pack.