Trip Report Fishing a caterpillar infestation

Usually at this point in the season I'm into setting up for school, but I'm basically ready so I went fishing in a different watershed. Growing up in Seattle I'm familiar with the yellow and black ones, but these are fuzzier.
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Now I don't bring a lot of stuff when I'll be far off, but I could of used a yellow or orange stimulator, even though these sink/tumble quickly. I rigged 3 flies, a black stimulator (mostly to keep track of my flies), a soft hackle hares ear and pat's.
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I didn't think the pats was too bad a match
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to fish here
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with these overhead
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for these
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I also tried a muddler, not close but
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it worked too, they all did.
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Guess I should whip up a couple yellow wooly buggers with grizzly hackles for this time of year. This place eat's flies.
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MGTom

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MGTom is pretty quiet about "tangles" - I picture myself fishing three flies on a small wooded river and wonder how many Tourettes moments I'd have. ;-)
With some practice it works out well. One tangle today, clipped the hares ear dropper and retied. I lost a pat's and 2 muddlers, one backcast, one overhead and one about 1/2' up the far bank.
 

mckayshrimp

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Usually at this point in the season I'm into setting up for school, but I'm basically ready so I went fishing in a different watershed. Growing up in Seattle I'm familiar with the yellow and black ones, but these are fuzzier.
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Now I don't bring a lot of stuff when I'll be far off, but I could of used a yellow or orange stimulator, even though these sink/tumble quickly. I rigged 3 flies, a black stimulator (mostly to keep track of my flies), a soft hackle hares ear and pat's.
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I didn't think the pats was too bad a match
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to fish here
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with these overhead
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for these
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I also tried a muddler, not close but
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it worked too, they all did.
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Guess I should whip up a couple yellow wooly buggers with grizzly hackles for this time of year. This place eat's flies.
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I used to fish a "wooly bear caterpillar" , the black orange black one and had very good success in a similar sized stream. Hard to find them tied though.
 

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