Useless fishing report.

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Old Man, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I haven't done one of these in a while now so I thought I would do one today. I went out on the Beaverhead at Pipe Organ FAS. I already had my nymph set up on my 5wt so I got it out and went to casting my two fly set up around. Well today the wind was blowing at a good clip out of the South, which was at my back. It played hob with my casting and I ended up with a nice birds nest. I was using a pink SJW and a pink emerger(this worked last year). No luck. I then tied up again but nothing doing in the fishing department.

    I then put my 5wt away and pulled out my 6wt with the WB on it. I had to retie it up as my rods were together with the lanes tangled. In my hurry to thread the line I got my line wrapped around my rod and I had to cut my fly off and restring my rod. Stupid mistake. Got it all strung and tie on a Olive Zonker. Threw it out there and let it swing and began stripping it in. Had a good hit so I stripped it in a cast it out again. No love. So I reeled it in and found out my fly was gone. I trudged back to my truck and retired up another one. No love from that one. I gave up after that because the wind was blowing at a pretty good clip.

    A useless report from the world's worst fly fisher.

    Jim
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  2. plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

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    At least you're getting out. I haven't been doin' diddly for fishing except at the vise.
  3. Olive bugger Active Member

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    That sums it up for me also. Glad you got your line wet, Jim.
  4. Krusty Active Member

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    You should have simply thrown both rods in the drink, settled back in your nice warm truck, and enjoyed what little tranquility the situation provided for an old man living in a house filled with women and dogs.
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  5. triploidjunkie Active Member

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    Skunked last three trips out. And the wind HAS been sucking lately. Sleet,snow,slush, rain, ice, mud, blown out rivers...... nothing blows like wind.
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  6. Hem Member

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    So were there any midges hatching? This time of year the fish sometimes lock in on the one consistent food source.This can really simplify things.I tend to focus on nymphs unless the fish are taking emergers on the surface,or adults.My go to sink-tip fly is a Clouser crayfish(see pics in the "First fish of 2014 thread).I swing this fly with short strips,the fish will chase it hard.But obviously you need a local population of crayfish.Sure fire options for the Madison,Missouri,where i fish the most this time of year.
  7. Kyle Smith Active Member

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    Makes you really wonder if multi fly rigs are worth the hassle. I catch more fish when my fly is in the water. Thanks for the report.
  8. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I saw nothing coming to the top. This is where I was at. I walked out on the ice to cast.

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  9. papafsh Piscatorial predilection

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    "I walked out on the ice to cast"
    Really bad thing to do Jim, and you know better.

    LB
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  10. Kyle Smith Active Member

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    Doesn't look like it was deep right there, but falling through the ice sucks either way! I fell through in Rock Creek into ankle deep water last month, and though the risk of drowning was nil, getting banged up on the rocks and ice was a bitch.
  11. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    From where I was standing the boat ramp is under the ice and it is above the water line. I ain't completely nuts as of yet.
  12. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    Dude you are out fishing, enjoy it.

    Knew this would include the wind blowing, a double nymph rig and a birdsnest with some bitching thrown in for good measure.

    You don't know how good you've got it Old Man, relax and enjoy the ride.