Went out yesterday

Old Man

Just an Old Man
#1
A useless fishing report is more like it.:rolleyes: I went down BSC. It's semi close to home. About 110 miles one way. The Creek looked good. But with all the rain we have had late;y it was a little high. I got to the first hole and was setting up my 3wt. Well my tapered leader was tangled in the reel so I managed to get it untangled. I cut the fucker off:oops: I tied on a new tapered leader and I thought I was good to go.:)

Wait, I had to add on a fly. I selected a Black Stimulator and walked to the water's edge. Did I mention that the fucken wind was blowing.:rolleyes: First cast I hooked my shirt back. Got unhooked and tried to cast again. I seemed to have trouble standing up, I just staggered around like I was drunk. I went back to the truck to sit my ass down. I decided to set up my 4wt and do a little nymphing.:rolleyes:

Good choice as it started to rain. Not little drops, but big drops. I thought it was hailing as the drops were that big. I sat in the front seat of my truck and it took me god damn near a half an hour to tie on two nymphs.:rolleyes: I was shaking like a leaf in a windstorm. I got the top fly on OK, but the bottom one was the problem.:mad: I just couldn't seem to tie it on. I screwed with the bottom fly for 20 minutes before I got done and was ready to go. Did I mention it was raining.:mad:

The road has been screwed with. They raised the level of the road up about 12", so normally where I could park and fish was drop offs that I didn't want to take my truck over.:mad: I just bagged it after that I took the long drive back home. About 110 miles


I was the only swinging dick on the whole Creek. To bad the weather was so shitty. I took some pictures but in my infinite wisdom I loaded them in my computer but for some odd reason they didn't get saved.:mad: And I also deleted them out of my camera. They were shitty pictures anyway.
 

Buzzy

Active Member
#4
Jim -
Glad you got out even though the actual fishing was tough! How did you get that hook out? Reminds me of my very first saltwater fly fishing trip - heavy wind, heavy rain and a barbed SRC hook stuck in the back of my rain hood.

Take care
Pat
 

Lue Taylor

Lue Taylor/dbfly
#5
A useless fishing report is more like it.:rolleyes: I went down BSC. It's semi close to home. About 110 miles one way. The Creek looked good. But with all the rain we have had late;y it was a little high. I got to the first hole and was setting up my 3wt. Well my tapered leader was tangled in the reel so I managed to get it untangled. I cut the fucker off:oops: I tied on a new tapered leader and I thought I was good to go.:)

Wait, I had to add on a fly. I selected a Black Stimulator and walked to the water's edge. Did I mention that the fucken wind was blowing.:rolleyes: First cast I hooked my shirt back. Got unhooked and tried to cast again. I seemed to have trouble standing up, I just staggered around like I was drunk. I went back to the truck to sit my ass down. I decided to set up my 4wt and do a little nymphing.:rolleyes:

Good choice as it started to rain. Not little drops, but big drops. I thought it was hailing as the drops were that big. I sat in the front seat of my truck and it took me god damn near a half an hour to tie on two nymphs.:rolleyes: I was shaking like a leaf in a windstorm. I got the top fly on OK, but the bottom one was the problem.:mad: I just couldn't seem to tie it on. I screwed with the bottom fly for 20 minutes before I got done and was ready to go. Did I mention it was raining.:mad:

The road has been screwed with. They raised the level of the road up about 12", so normally where I could park and fish was drop offs that I didn't want to take my truck over.:mad: I just bagged it after that I took the long drive back home. About 110 miles


I was the only swinging dick on the whole Creek. To bad the weather was so shitty. I took some pictures but in my infinite wisdom I loaded them in my computer but for some odd reason they didn't get saved.:mad: And I also deleted them out of my camera. They were shitty pictures anyway.
Good for you OMJ keep the candle going;););):confused::confused:
 

longputt

Active Member
#7
First cast I hooked my shirt back. Got unhooked and tried to cast again. I seemed to have trouble standing up, I just staggered around like I was drunk.
I can relate to this! When I was 20 I could bolt into the river and start fishing. It's kind of like golf when I was in my 20's I didn't need to hit a bucket balls to loosen up, now I better hit a few (not too many) or I can't swing.

The problem with stream fishing is that there isn't a driving range!
 
#8
You did more fishing then I did yesterday. It actually sounds like a blast to me. Brings back some good memories for me...sitting in my truck waiting for the pouring rain to stop... good stuff there.
 
#9
You're probably much more experienced with this than I am, but I'll have to watch my sugar level if I don't pay attention to it. If the trembling was unusual and not because you were cold, might be a mild hypoglycemia. Good excuse to have some road trip munchies!
Happy you got out. If you were back over here (Western WA), I'd try to get you to do a small stream fishing clinic.
All the best.
 
#10
I'd sign up for that clinic. Maybe some one could "interview" OMJ and put a youtube together. A half hour of instruction from OMJ would likely cut years off my learning curve.
 

Old Man

Just an Old Man
#12
I shake because I have Essential Tremors I take pills for the shake. But doing little things like tying on flies and adding a second fly on a two fly setup just about does me in.. One fly not a problem. Even threading it and knotting it on is no problem. I took care of the problem, it's just that I forgot about it from one year to another. When I tie on the first fly, just leave the tag end longer then tie the second fly to the tag end. Well something like that.

I pinch all my barbs, even if not required here in Montana. The hook slid right out. And no I only saw 2 deer in 220 miles. I was surprised as I usually see herds of deer this time of the year. Never even seen any Antelope. Weird, to say the least.
 
#13
Always like seeing the animals. It always adds a little bit of magic to any trip.
By my way of thinking, you didn't get skunked.

And I'd say screw it with the second fly - often not worth the hassle. Just tie one fly on and flip it out there and see what happens.
 

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