Saturday, September 18, 2010

More Brookies 'n Bows

Took off up the mountain yesterday to get some fishing done. I was also looking to get more footage of catching fish for the movie I've been working on. The fishing was so so, but it was nice to be out there. I don't want to sound like I don't enjoy myself brookie fishing, but I sure am ready for cooler weather, higher water levels, and lower water temps. I think I've had my fill on brookies and small streams for the year. Anyways, here are some pics I took of my trip yesterday.

I hate those pesky hang gliders....always dive bombing me while fishing....

These are the two flies I used all day. The big nymph was thrown in one single pool where it had produced before. Although yesterday, it produced only a frayed line where the 6x couldn't handle the weight of the big fly. The dry I was using was a really ugly foam spiderbeetlehopperant. It floats like a champ and really catches fish.

This caterpillar was really cool looking. I didn't catch the detail of it until I uploaded the picture onto my computer. This thing is wicked looking!

This spider was really big, and luckily posed for the camera until it was crunched under my friends flip-flop. His girlfriend demanded this harmless spider's life to be cut short. I'm not too sure what kind of spider it is, but it looks like he's wearing a helmet. RIP

All in all, a good day was had on the water. It seems like yesterday I was saying, "Man, I can't wait 'til Spring!" Well, Spring has come and gone and summer is now waning. I now find myself saying, "Man, I can't wait 'til Fall/Winter!" I really dig winter fishing. Although this winter will be different. I got a job in Granby, Colorado starting Dec. 1. Talk about a change in climate. I made sure before I took the job that there was fishable water during this time of year. Colorado here I come, but I have some great fishing to get done this Fall in the mountains of WNC and SC. Soon the waters will be safe from MuddlerMan. Peace


  1. Cool blog and some sweet pics in this post!!

  2. The caterpillar is that of the Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly and the spider is a Wolf Spider of the family Lycosidae... unsure of the exact species. Just thought I'd share some invertebrate knowledge in case you might be interested.