I guided Vicky today and she did a bang-up job banging up some trout under the trusty yarn indicator. Vicky vastly undersold her fishing capabilities to me. She did a great job casting, mending, managing her drifts, keeping a positive vibe, and wading into some challenging water (750cfs, 50 degrees below the permanent TMA). Vicky told me she’d only caught five fish on the fly before today; we managed to hook nearly twice that many and land a bunch, all fat, healthy rainbows. We fished a size 14 Rainbow Warrior on top dropper and a size 14 Frenchy variant on point and took fish on both flies. Our action picked up once the sun warmed the water (weather lottery winners, us) and a few Hendricksons started popping, but persistence and covering water paid off the most.
The skunk is off. We didn’t see a lot of fish caught, but we sure did see a ton of anglers for a weekday. Thanks to everyone who said hi.
This got to be a familiar sight. Way to go, Vicky!
Steve where did you find 750cfc.?Site shows around 500cfs
Dick, that’s a rough guesstimate based on the Unionville gauge which was showing 800 and change.
Way to go Vicky!
My favorite Vicky quote from the day: “Anybody can do this!”
Sounds like you had a great day with the yarn indicator and, I presume, a drop-shot rig. When you have a chance, a really interesting article would be on why you prefer drop shotting to Euro nymphing.
Thanks for the suggestion, Alex. In general: I like the idea of the bottom fly being just off the bottom, and I like the idea of losing shot instead of a fly during a snag. (And of course, there’s the iconoclast factor.) 🙂
I fished that same combo but with size 18 on last Sunday in the bright sun. Took 5 nice fish in tma. I had a mop as the anchor and it took none.
I have yet to break the Mop seal. Someday?
That’s our Vicky
Great job guys👍👏👏👏
Nice work, Vicky!!