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Wednesday, February 20, 2019
The Three Days of the Condor
The Three Days of the Condor, that 1975 thriller starring Robert Redford. It is one of my top five movies of all time. Probably next to the Godfather and Caddy Shack.
I have been out fishing and over the days the overall results have been super especially for winter. Starting late, 10:30 or 11 am the trout have waken and with the sun warming it up just enough to get them feeding. As I have said many times all that's necessary is one or maybe two flies, pick what you like and fish it. Most times I'm fishing soft-hackles but the dry and nymph see action. But when I come to an area of the stream where it's deep and has somewhat slower moving water I'll fish a streamer. I have a couple of thoughts on what type of streamer and size. For the most part I choose to fish a smaller streamer size 10, but I also throw out a bigger one say size 6 or 8. Most times a attractor pattern with colors and other times I'll throw a baitfish pattern. Some of the patterns are the Mickey Finn, Edson Tiger, Black nose Dace, or a darter pattern.
Here is a nice brook trout that slammed the darter. This fish really had some fight within him.
Ideal small stream places to work a streamer. Try different retrieves from super fast to letting it scrape the bottom on a slow retrieve.
There are no soft strikes on a streamer. They hit it so hard as to stun it, then chomp it to finish it off.
I lost a big one here. He was hooked on two separate times and I could not bring him to hand....one day my friend.
I guess your wondering what this report has to do with the movie Three Days of the Condor....meet the "Condor"......