Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Warmer days

Children's Lake at sunset

We were visiting family in PA this past weekend and I was able to spend a few afternoon hours before sunset fishing.  Lately the days have been a welcome change from the frigid temperatures and ice earlier in the month and it was nice to be out without all the extra layers and frozen hands.

When winter offers these brief interludes, it's good to take advantage of them and I was fortunate to find some wild browns willing to take the small stuff.

Sometimes, we "out of area anglers" can have success fishing flies that the fish don't typically see.  This is especially the case in pressured waters.  But this particular afternoon, none of the out of the ordinary small nymphs I tried drew any interest.  The final switch was to a red zebra midge and a small rainbow warrior with a little split shot to get get things down. 


8 comments:

  1. Mark
    Good looking brown. You are fortunate to be able to fish that area. Good to see you got to enjoy !!!!

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    1. Pete - I certainly am! The water temperature there was a lot warmer than around here!

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  2. Mark
    Sometimes one little pattern change can get results, beautiful brown--thanks for sharing

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    1. Thanks Bill - experimenting with flies is part of the fun!

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  3. Mark, I have. Changed flies in that run as many as 10 to twelve times on some days to find something that they are interested in. The argument for going there with one fly box doesn't hold true in that water. Congrats on a good day, it's fun when you can figure something out. Those other flies that didn't work will probably work later in the spring. I am like you, I love the challenge. Thankyou

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    1. Thanks Brad! You were right about the wild browns looking for something small, as that was my experience this particular afternoon.

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  4. Congrats, Mark, for landing those spring creek wild browns. I am glad you cracked the code on what they would take.

    Best Regards, Sam

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    1. Thanks Sam - The first pair of small nymph I tried worked and then I was just fooling around to see what else would work mostly out of curiosity. I kept going back to the same pair every time I moved a little.

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