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lowaccord66

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Re: Long Rod Chronicles
« Reply #375 on: Sep 21, 2020, 08:35 PM »
Fished the housy this evening and had a interesting event happen.  I hooked a fish, which fought hard and took me under a rock where I quickly got hung up.  I broke the 5x tippet, tied on new flies and got back to work.  Maybe 10 minutes and a few drifts later I hook up again.  Fish feels similarly heavy.  Imagine my surprise when I pull out a smallie with the tag fly from the previous break off firmly in its jaw.  More interesting is that I nearly hooked it in the same spot twice, and the fact that this fish was hooked, fought for a while, got hung up, got free and resumed feeding only to be captured again.  Wicked cool.







Turns out euro nymphing works exceedingly well for smallies....but that size or larger can quickly max out a 3w.



bogtrotter

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Re: Long Rod Chronicles
« Reply #376 on: Sep 21, 2020, 09:13 PM »
Pretty neat. 

I knew that sunfish and brookies are persistent like that, but didn't know small mouth are too.

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Re: Long Rod Chronicles
« Reply #377 on: Sep 21, 2020, 09:40 PM »
Thatís funny! Iíve recovered flies from branches before, but never a fish, haha.

lowaccord66

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Re: Long Rod Chronicles
« Reply #378 on: Sep 23, 2020, 06:41 PM »
Fished the housy this evening.  Smallmouth were being really picky so I spent the last minutes of daylight nymphing.  Caught one brown, all colored up. 

lowaccord66

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Re: Long Rod Chronicles
« Reply #379 on: Sep 24, 2020, 07:05 AM »
Had to go back this morning before work.  Missed way more than I caught but they were fired up.  The housy has some healthy wild browns!




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Re: Long Rod Chronicles
« Reply #380 on: Sep 30, 2020, 07:46 AM »
Nice work Jon!
Wicked Wec

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Re: Long Rod Chronicles
« Reply #381 on: Sep 30, 2020, 02:52 PM »
Nice looking fish!

I probably won't get to go out again until this weekend, but am curious to see how yesterday's rain (plus any more we get between now and this weekend) affects the stream levels and the attendant fishing action.

lowaccord66

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Re: Long Rod Chronicles
« Reply #382 on: Sep 30, 2020, 03:13 PM »
Farmington went from 87 cfs to over 300.  Two windows I fish, rising water, dropping water (as long as its clearing).  You can count on trout repositioning to take advantage of new/better feeding lanes.

I attempted to get out last night and made it half way before my 08 tahoe's rear diff locked and caused the driveshaft to snap.  Wonderful way to end my workday.

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Re: Long Rod Chronicles
« Reply #383 on: Oct 01, 2020, 08:46 AM »
Some more housy specimens.  Rock bass displaced the browns one night...rather frustrating.











 



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