3 man lake on sunday

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  1. wet line

    wet line New Member

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    The lake has no name but three of us have named it 3 man lake.
    The day started off with a real shock! Three bull elk walked across in front of me driving in. It has been 10 years at least since I actually saw the elk. A lot of sign but no fur.
    When I finally arrived at the lake with no name, I began contemplating which of the 3 new patterns I had tied up to start with. I settled on the olive and yellow hackle and proceeded. In about 30 minutes a 15" cutt engulfed my offering and I had to cutt the fly off. Next I tried the orange with yellow hackle and it took about 29 minutes to hook a 17" cutt. I released the rascal and flipped the fly out about 30 feet or so and I'll be damned if the same fish didn't take a swipe at it! I watched his dorsal go right to the fly!
    At this point I was really just about in NIRVANA. So I tied on a drqagon fly nymph that I concocted and in about a half hour I have a 15" cutt dancing off the end of my line. Now I say to myself this is as good as it gets! Three new flies and three fish. I keep working the nymph and then all HELL brakes lose. This sucker does not want to cooperate! In about half a life time and a lot of head shaking I get him to the boat and the mother goes air born! This is a BIG cutt. It takes me awhile but finally I get her up next to the boat and she isn't going to be nice. Finally, I have to slip a net under her to get the fly out of the jaw. A solid 19"s of wild cutt. I missed the next five strikes and then headed in and called it a great day. Three elk, Four nice wild cutts and three new patterns that work. That is all I can ask for! and then some. Today the GOD's smiled!

    Dave
     
  2. Brian Simonseth

    Brian Simonseth Banned or Parked

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    Good Job!

    Sounds like to much fun forone guy
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  3. Mike Monsos

    Mike Monsos AKA flyman219

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    Nice as it gets Dave! When you tweek a pattern and have cutts agree with your design is the best. I'm going to have to wait to try my new stuff next weekend if I can spring a break out with my buds.
     
  4. wet line

    wet line New Member

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    Mike, in that you have expored and fished up in that area and have tried lots of different water searching for the elusive ones, you can appreciate what it takes to find a honey hole.
    The only thing is about this one is that it is tough to get into. Not very far, just tough. I am good for about one trip a year.
    I will e-mail the recipe for the nymph pattern. Very easy to tie and it would be interesting if it works for you also.

    Dave
     
  5. TANGLES

    TANGLES Richh

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    Sounds like a perfect mother's day to me.
     
  6. chadk

    chadk Be the guide...

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    Nice job Dave! How did the other 2 guys do??
     
  7. wet line

    wet line New Member

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    I had it to myself yesterday. It looked like I was the first one to use it this year. Once I got in I had to brush out the launch area.

    Dave