Yak Float - 4/26

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Stew McLeod, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. Stew McLeod aka BigMac

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    Floated the Yak Friday from Red's down to The Slab from about noon until 5.

    Flows were rocking (3200 I do believe) and the river was colored up a bit. I spent most of the time chucking nymphs - primarily large stone flies. Others in the party stuck to dries (both large and small).

    The only success we had was a double set up I had, first fly was a dry EHC (black body) and a brownish caddis emerger (wet fly). I landed two on the emerger and had 2 good hits on it that were not quit LDR's and many bumps.

    Both fish were caught on a dry-fly swing at the end of the swing.

    Still beat a day at the office.

  2. Stew McLeod aka BigMac

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    ..and I got a chance to try out the new-to-me Sage LL 3 wt (also happend to be the rod I caught the fish on). What a charm to cast! It will probably now replace my current favorite 3 wt (St Croix Avid).

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  3. rainbow My name is Mark Oberg

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    Cool, glad you had the LL experience.
  4. freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    There are days that sitting in the dentist's chair is better than being at work... Boeing is so not like the company I started with 27 years ago...but I digress. As much a St. Croix fan as I am, no doubt the LL series, and the 389 in particular, would be the top pick from my quiver!