Dry Fly Fishing 3_14_2020

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Dry Fly Fishing 3_14_2020

Post by BiggerThomas » Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:24 pm

Happy Pi Day to all you math dudes out there.

I hit a little gem of a stream today outfitted with a 7 ft St. Croix and some dry flies. The morning produced no fish but later in the afternoon offered some good top-water action. Here's a brown (wild?) I caught on an Adams (#16). I also saw plenty of skunk cabbage--Spring's coming.

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Re: Dry Fly Fishing 3_14_2020

Post by joe_panella » Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:45 pm

That is a wild browns.

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Re: Dry Fly Fishing 3_14_2020

Post by BiggerThomas » Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:35 am

joe_panella wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:45 pm
That is a wild browns.
It's small enough to be one and has some decent parrs/color plus good-looking fins. It also swam for shelter under some river detritus once hooked; I wonder what that says about its survival instincts vs those of a stocked fish?
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Re: Dry Fly Fishing 3_14_2020

Post by garden hackle » Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:41 pm

BiggerThomas wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:35 am
joe_panella wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:45 pm
That is a wild browns.
It's small enough to be one and has some decent parrs/color plus good-looking fins. It also swam for shelter under some river detritus once hooked; I wonder what that says about its survival instincts vs those of a stocked fish?
Survival instincts over stocked fish? More likely just survival instinct regardless of stock or wild. Those that have it, lives to survive another day, those that don’t becomes a meal. That’s how natural selection works.

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Re: Dry Fly Fishing 3_14_2020

Post by joe_panella » Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:57 pm

BiggerThomas wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:35 am
joe_panella wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:45 pm
That is a wild browns.
It's small enough to be one and has some decent parrs/color plus good-looking fins. It also swam for shelter under some river detritus once hooked; I wonder what that says about its survival instincts vs those of a stocked fish?
their fitness levels are higher. That is why for sticking fingerlings or advanced fingerlings. They have higher fitness levels.

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Re: Dry Fly Fishing 3_14_2020

Post by cappy » Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:15 pm

I was out yesterday afternoon. Landed a Brown on a black soft hackle, switched to a small elk-hair caddis when I saw a few hatching, hooked another Brown but lost it. Also saw small LBS about a size 18 or 20.

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