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Monday, December 5, 2011

Another fishless day

The Rusty Spinner and I hit the SR together for the second time yesterday...The day began with fish talk and high hopes. Fishing with RS is always a pleasure...lots of sharing of fish info, fly porn and laughs...I do think that the discussion of the tattoo and body modification industry and the things that people do to themselves was a little eye opening for him...another day at the office for me...We decided to chance a drive further up north to take a stab at another special river first.

This little river, another Ontario Trib. is where I managed to catch my very first Steelhead. I have a few friends that fish it religiously and very successfully. I have not managed to catch a fish on it since that day. This river for the life of me I cannot figure out. It's as fickle as a sixteen year old girl buying a new pair of shoes. One day it's on...the next it's empty...I can't pattern it. We gave it about two hours there..chucking streamers and nymphs at every pocket, run and pool we could find...Notta...

We ventured to the SR...For some reason...Mother Nature is still teasing us with fairly mild weather for the time of year. This means that the river is still full of people. We scoured the water for open spaces...secret locations....we fished high and low...fast and slow....shallow runs...deep bends...slow pools...eventually towards the end of the day we found what we were looking for...

We both hooked into beautiful rosy cheeked torpedos...they were all brought within arms reach...actually both of us managed to get them to each other's feet...The problem...we left the net at the car...The water was high...safety first...no chasing the steelhead...They all managed to save their dignity and not give us a sexy fish porn pose...no proof us this warm water bug chucking bearded man fooling them with one of his cold water creations...next time...we bring the net...

I did however get to put a huge bend in my Fenwick....a smile on my face for sure...steelies watch out...The Rusty Spinner and I will be back for revenge...there's a lot of winter to go....

The Drift....


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1 comment:

  1. Can't win'em all! Was the trib N or S Sa...?
    I like them better in lower water.
    Michael

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