May 15, 2010

Here Try This

Fished today with Greg, Greg hasn't had the opportunity to land a whole lot of fish on the fly, But he sure isn't scared to ask.

When he asked me if I could show him around a little and land some fish, I was determined to help him have a fun day of Colorado trout fishing.

The weather sure wasn't the perfect deal. looks like rain all day. I made the comment to Him, "this weather could make the fishing royally suck or it could be epic"
Turns out the fishing was as good as it can get! Chewed up flies, dull hooks, and a sore wrist! I had a whole lot of fun! a ton of trout hit the net. Greg even got a hat trick!




The fish above was seriously his first fish on like the third drift. Hell of a start huh?
No joke, This was the second fish, just another 5/6 drifts after the first.

One smaller fish was landed before this brown, but the brown was Greg's fourth fish, and of respectable size.

There's your hat trick Greg!! well done!! No pictures of the other 20 some little ones. I call those ones, practice..
Yep we gotta let em go!!

What ya think? you wanna give fly fishing a TRY? Too bad, we're not tryers....... We're doers!

Hot flies... Rs2's bwo's, midge larva, biggest fly was a size 20 bug tied on a short shank size 18 hook... meat grabber!! the rest were 22 and 24. Beginners freak out when they have to search around in the mouth of a fish trying to locate the fly.. Makes me smile!

12 comments:

Mark said...

Hey, I've been enjoying your blog for the past few days, keep up the good work!

I just tried flyfishing for the first time, wish we had trout streams like those here in IL. I'm hoping to go to one of the ponds the DNR stocks eventually.

Looks like you guys had a good trip, hope the good fishing keeps up!

Midgeman said...

Bigerrfish.... There you go again, converting another one to the Church Of Ass Deep In A Trout Stream! Glad he had a good intro.

Mark... We lived in Chicago for about ten years (back when I was a working stiff). Lots of decent warm water stuff back there to practice on and then just load up the car and head west for a couple of weeks. Despite the tendancy of a lot of guys to refer to themselves as being Trout Bums, you can't call yourself a Trout Bum until you've drive seventeen hours straight, pulled into a campground and fished the next twelve hours. Live in a tent for two weeks and have no real agenda... Just find water and fish until you drop. All it takes is a little vacation time, a tent and sleeping bag. You can always find someone to meet you and show you the ropes on their local water out here!

AYearOnTheFly said...

Man you get alot of stream time. Great fish! Mark is sure to go again with that kind of action. Way to go

softhacke said...

Dude, that Cutt was sick lookin, great color, we need some closeups of that quality fish, come on man!!!!

AYearOnTheFly said...

By the way the greenish brown S&M's you sent are brass beads. havent been able to break away and fish them yet but plan on a little trout fishing at the end of the month in WV near Charleston. Plan on trying them out there. Look for the report... Fish On!

troutrageous1 said...

Glad Greg's day was "epic" and you got him on some fish. Looks like a great day for both of you!

Bigerrfish said...

2 Mark,, Thanks for reading, good luck with the fly rod.

2 Midgeman,, Thanks the guy had fun, and the security of having some bada$$ goto's made for even more fun for me.

2 AYearOnTheFly,, The stream runs right through me... looking forward to that report..

2 troutragious1, It was "epic", you should have heard the way we used that word...

Bigerrfish said...

Softhacke,, sorry bout all that.... I'll do better with the closeups. I know you dude's dig it!!

Colorado Angler said...

Josh - that's a really great day for someone that's still learning the ropes, and I'm sure he will remember that day for the rest of his life.

Looks like we can another name to the list of Fly Fishing addicts!

JMP said...

Awesome fish...nice blog as well...Keep it up...

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Kev2380 said...

You really do catch big fish. I have to admit you've got some skillz.

Rebecca said...

That's the way to hook a new fly fisherman into the club. Get him into lots of fish, big fish, little fish, a variety of fish.
Welcome to the club Greg....