For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
"Good Morning"....Eggs are not always a sign of morning, some enjoy them for lunch, or dinner, or late night. So perhaps I should say good morning, afternoon, evening or night. Oh well get on with it.
Last week I purchased a new rod for small streams, a Cabela's TQR. I paired it up with an Orvis reel that was a bit to heavy and did not balance well. Saturday while in Cabela's again I saw an interesting little reel. It was a Redington Drift 2/3. It felt nice and light and would probably fit the TQR well. So the card came out and I went home with the new reel. Mounting the reel on the rod, I felt it balance so well. I put on a line and went outside to lawn cast it. It was perfect. Now to test it on the water.
Cabela's TRQ 5ft 2wt....Redington Drift 2/3 Reel
I had the opportunity to fish it yesterday on a small stream. The water was on the cold side, but the sun was out and it felt good. I started fishing small streamers.
As you can see I was fishing the riffles and as I retrieved the streamer a fish struck, and I missed. It was at this time I noticed a fish rise. It was right near the bank where the log is. I drifted the streamer as close to the position of the fish, but no response. Several more casts and the same result. I tied on a dry fly and sent it off. The dry met the same result. I went to a Picket Pin and on the second cast the fish went to the fly. Hookup and hook off. I figured this was going to be on of those days.
I continued to fish the stream for an hour or so, fishing various flies. I came to this fishy looking place. I cast down stream a bit and retrieved the streamer through. The trouts take was hard and I hooked up. The little rod worked him away from the nasties and soon was at hand.
I was very pleased with the performance of both rod and reel. I was able to fish three types of flies very effectively.