Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Sunday Fishing

A not so funny thing happened to me while fishing Sunday. While trying to step over a rock in the stream I slipped and fell to one knee. It hurt like hell for awhile but then it felt better and I continued fishing.

I was fishing the Farmington, where a lot of anglers were also fishing. I don't like close quarters fishing so I relied on a few places where I could find some water to myself. I started out as usual fishing streamers, then wets, and finally dries. All of the methods were able to produce a fish, or at least a strike, but the wet fly far out did the others. For those that follow my ramblings know the dry fly is my favorite way to fish, followed by the wet and the streamer. I have recently received many requests about fishing wet flies, and will address this in my next post. I'm not an expert in this fishing but can give my thoughts on it and I will direct you to a gentleman who can give you some great advice.

This brookie would not stay still. He flipped me off in a heartbeat and I wound up with the hook point in hand instead of the brookie.


On any stream or river one can find solitude. Several brookies and a brown came from this section.


A wet fly brown.

Getting back to that knee. When I went to sleep Sunday night it seemed OK, come the middle of the night I was ready to pull what little hair I have left out of my head. The pain was unbelievable, and remained like that until this morning. Finally the meds have started to take effect.


33 comments:

  1. Brk Trt - sorry to hear about the knee! I've taken a few tumbles in the Farmington myself even with a wading staff (won't leave home without one)

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    1. Mark,
      Thanks.
      I may put one of those on my Christmas list.

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  2. ouch!

    love the 3rd photo. just gorgeous!

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    1. TexWisGirl,
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      That was a relaxing spot, even with the loud chatter of a Kingfisher.

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  3. Go easy there Brk Trt!! Nice scenic pics.

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    1. TROUT1,
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      Pete it's the new waders, and wading boots. I've got to get used to them.

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  4. Alan, hope you get the knee some rest and that all turns out well with no further problems. 2012 fishing trips were my nemesis. I fell at least (5) times that I remember. Guess that goes with my age. Anyway, beautiful scenery like you show can cause an angler to take a header too, so take care!

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    1. Mel Moore,
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      I know what you mean when you say age. I still get excited as a kid when I hook a trout and that causes me to perhaps slip.

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  5. Alan
    Sorry about the slip, hope you are mending well by now. Do you use a wading staff, I never go into the water without one. I really like the bend in the stream first image. I would think some nice trout hold there. I am looking forward to your post on wet fly fishing. I am planning on using some wet flies next week on the tailrace. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell,
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      I don't have one, but I believe that's going to change. Wet flies are pretty effective at times.

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  6. Beautiful trout, I sometimes carry a wading stick which helps.

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    1. LQN,
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      Wading staffs, seems like everybody's on the same page.

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  7. You couldn't get a picture like that Brookie in a thousand years. It is a classic.

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    1. Mark Kautz,
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      It doesn't happen often.

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  8. A fall & a hook in the hand, yikes. Get well buddy. I'm getting a wading staff as well.

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    1. Apache Trout,
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      The one good thing is I heal pretty fast. I'm looking for a stick as well.

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  9. Take care of that knee, Alan; you'll need both if you're gonna keep on taking super photos of autumn trout. Best wishes!

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    1. rivertoprambles,
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      That's for sure Walt. We have but a week or so of color left.

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  10. I have found fly fishing to be almost as much a contact sport as when I played football. Hope you are in better shape for "the next game".

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    1. Kiwi,
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      I had to chuckle when you posted your comparison, but your right.

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  11. Take care Alan. We're not getting any younger and it takes longer to heal. Beautiful photos as usual.

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    1. Howard,
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      I soon will realize that and adjust.

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  12. That is maybe one of the most beautiful looking rivers I've ever seen. Hope the knee gets to feling better quickly.

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    1. HighPlainsFlyFisher,
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      That it is, I love the place.

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  13. Sorry to hear about the knee. Maybe that's another plus for fly fishing: we get hurt in the most beautiful places. Great photos!

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    1. Jim Yaussy Albright,
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      Good point. If your going to get hurt a trout stream is not a bad place to do it.

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  14. Since wading staffs have come up a lot, let me point out a lesser known advantage of the wading staff, they make a great monopod to getting a nice camera shot when shutter speeds need to be slow in low light

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    1. Mark,
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      I have been convinced. Now I'm shopping.

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  15. Mend easy Brk. Look forward to your post about wets. Best, Mike

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    1. Michael Curry,
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      It's official Mike....all better.

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  16. Be careful of those slippery rocks Alan..time for a wading staff? I use one occasionally..

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