I was a brave weekend warrior at DePuy's (www.depuyspringcreek.com). I ended up fishing 4 days in a row and that made already 10 Days in this month with Winter-Pass. I will never get bored at DePuy's as "Spring Creek is the classroom of fly-fishing" (my guide mentor Tom Travis).
In my last post, I talked about great success with large soft-hackles. Yet somehow that night = Friday night, I was still playing and experimenting at my tying bench. I just came up with something. It looked good at my bench as any other large soft-hackles of mine. So on Saturday morning, under overcast condition with snow, I sought for an answer ONLY IF trout would respond....... Out of sudden the first one crashed..........
Small but feisty rainbow didn't let it go either........
Just after a few minutes, I felt a vicious take!!
Not the biggest but splendid Browny!!
Ladies & Gentlemen, I'd proudly like to introduce my brandnew large soft-hackle: Mr. O-O (October Orange). Which essentially myself with orange shirts and scarf..........
Today, Sunday, it was slow in several ways; windy in town but not at creek (till noon), there was only one angler other than me, and of course fish-bites.........!! I didn't have much time to tie flies last night for some reason so I might as well have utilized a slow period efficiently by tying flies and supplementing my boxes at Eva's Hut. What's on my travel-vise........??
I was experimenting and trying new stuffs along with BWO hatches (more below), yet I did get into a massive run-up rainbow!!!!
A quick underwater photo without wetting my sleeves!!
Again on Mr. O-O. See the gape was almost opened...............
As for BWO hatch, they are still there (somewhat depending on weather patterns) and producing probably the most technical and the most challenging match-the-hatch situation of the year. Yesterday, it was a great hatch but trout were SUPER-SUPER picky.......Today, it was a so-so hatch with a few rising trout...... Either way, I got some actions but........ At the point of ending the prime fishing and major hatch, I'm always learning & observing. I hope BWO hatch will last some more so I can conduct some more experiments.........
I'm haunted by spring-creek.
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