Dry Falls

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by Olive bugger, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. scottflycst

    scottflycst Active Member

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    OB,
    Callibaetis nymphs in the shallow areas. Wind drift them with a floating line and don't you dare look away for even a second! Hits can be hard and fast so adjust the drag accordingly on your reel.
     
  2. Olive bugger

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    MY wife will not let me go out with nymphs.
    Now what?
     
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    Ask Irafly what happened last spring trolling a callibaetis nymph at Dry Falls when he set his rod down. It involved a splash and cursing.
     
  4. Olive bugger

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    Scott Salzer previously micro brew

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    A "few" people on the water.

    MB
     
  6. Olive bugger

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    Is the the shallow weedy area? Without a reference I can't tell. Looks like the boat ramp and the other side of the lake is where I usually fish. Hard to tell from the pricture. Guess the proof is in the fishing.
     
  7. Scott Salzer

    Scott Salzer previously micro brew

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    Weedy in spots. In the shallowset water not many weeds, they seem to appear as the water gets a bit deeper, like over 12-14". The lake level has been down the last couple of years and pushing through the mud can be tough. I have had success in areas all over the lake.

    MB
     
  8. scottflycst

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    Olive,
    I'm sorry your wife won't let you go out with nymphs. If she'll allow them in the house I could send you a few!
    Perhaps a "supervised" visit.
     
  9. Olive bugger

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    Thanks Scott.
    Send oxygen with them
     
  10. Irafly

    Irafly Indi "Ira" Jones

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    I don't remember any cursing. I thought I was relatively calm and introspective about the whole thing. Ok maybe one or two curses. Can you believe how I got that rod back. One of my truly favorite stories.

    Ira..
     
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    OK Ira spill the beans...we've got to hear the story.
     
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    Irafly Indi "Ira" Jones

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    I lost that rod right at the end of a day of fishing, and I watched it bob, bob, bob just up to the point where I was almost back to it with the boat. The fish was still jumping but I couldn't get to the line. By By fly rod, reel, line.

    Next day back out on the water early, only a few anglers out on the water, and troutpocket (Rod) and I pass the guy who keyed us in the day before on what the fish were taking, I thank him agaom and then told him about the lost rod. Without a seconds hesitation, he says, "Was it a Loomis". Who would ask that kind of question? I said yes, and he says, "Well come over I've got your rod right here.". WTF Just after he started fishing that morning he hooked something fishing deep (In a completely different spot than I lost the rod) and sure enough he reels up my rod by the very tip. The fish was gone and the leader had broken close to the line. I'm still a little shocked by the whole thing. Less than a 12 hour turn around from lost forever to elation.

    Ira..
     
  13. scottflycst

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    That's a great story, thanks for sharing!
    I saw pretty much the same thing on Lenice one day, couldn't believe the magic.
    Don't think I'd ever be that lucky to get an outfit back.
     
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    I always use triploid minnows, which by the way, have been endorsed by the WDFW because they are sterile and can't reproduce. SS
     
  15. Olive bugger

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    That is a great story Ira. Some really great guys out there on the water. Some of the others too, but I like to think good thoughts.

    Slipstream, where do you get them triploid minnows? Do the shine like a shiner?
    I would like to put some in my fish tank, if I had a fish tank.