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