December 29th Rocky Ford Flyfishing Freezeout

Pat Lat

Mad Flyentist
#93
Nice to meet up with everyone. The fish were very willing to eat my obviously hookless scuds. I ended up hooking about 16 fish but I only landed 8 or 9 of those. I had several other fish eat my scuds and I completely missed them altogether. The snow made for some tough sight fishing conditions but the ladder helped a ton. I know that Pat Lat was impressed with it after he was able to cast into his backing from the top step. I never did get that fly back from you. I did tie up a new scud that I finally tried at the end. I tied it on a jig hook with a tungsten bead and my hook up ratio ended up being much better, interesting.


Ira
Ya that fly is on my drying patch, your fishing style inspired me to try tying a new type of scud, heavily weighted and upsidedown to help with your hookups, I'll post a pic later, and tie a handful for you to test. The ladder thing is pretty cool, now just work on making it packable and you'll be a millionaire
 

dp

~El Pescador
#95
nice to meet you guys. Fun times on the water talking with everyone and seeing the different styles of fishing. I managed 6 fish to the net and lost 3-4. When I changed over to a bugger in the middle section, I hooked, but lost my biggest fish of the day. I used only two flies for the day - maybe that is why I did not hook as many fish as you guys.
Happy New Year!
 
#96
I remember years ago packing a little step ladder at rf. Man, I got some funny looks back then. Now, people just take it for granted. I want to get a set up like you see pyramid. Swivel seat on top. But it would have to be painted a dull color. This spring I showed up at the big O with a shiny new ladder, only to have the cutties scatter just as they come into range. The bling scared the hell outta them.
 
#97
nice to meet you guys. Fun times on the water talking with everyone and seeing the different styles of fishing. I managed 6 fish to the net and lost 3-4. When I changed over to a bugger in the middle section, I hooked, but lost my biggest fish of the day. I used only two flies for the day - maybe that is why I did not hook as many fish as you guys.
Happy New Year!
6 tops my count.
 

dp

~El Pescador
#99
man, I had a bad case of castitis in my forearm by the end of the day.
I compare it to tennis elbow or golfer elbow (I play racquetball).
any one else had this from too much casting? or is it poor form on my part?
 

Drifter

Active Member
man, I had a bad case of castitis in my forearm by the end of the day.
I compare it to tennis elbow or golfer elbow (I play racquetball).
any one else had this from too much casting? or is it poor form on my part?

I was actually going to start a thread about this exact subject! playing baseball - softball - and coaching for many years has taken it's toll on my casting elbow. I noticed last time I practiced or tested a rod for lines my elbow was hurting pretty good. I know I have worn a sleeve sometimes while pitching practice for teen baseball. rite aid may have arm (elbow sleeves) to try out! The strong stop you do while casting larger rods puts quite a strain on the elbow joint. like pitching without following through - you wouldn't last long!!! the heavier the outfit the worse it is. all my purchases have been toward lighter rods and reels now days.

I can't play racquetball, my arm is numb for hours afterwards and then horrible pain.
 

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