Tuesday, June 17, 2014

June Trout in Captions

 
11 AM to 4 PM on some of the best water in the midwestern region of the USA.  After laving my vehicle I did not encounter one acre cultivated.  No roads.  Pasture, walnut groves, high cliff faces; those were the frames of the river.  My hope was to encounter any sort of June hatch of large insects.  Something that would define itself well and invite big mayfly patterns.  Started out the morning though with streamers.  Shitty ones at that; I'm purging fly boxes.  No tying; just using what I have.  Notably this does not seem to matter much.

I think most of the fish pictured out of the water are now dead.  This worth mentioning as it pertains to discussion regarding photo time impacting fish mortality.  The fish are no more for their world as they are now a more direct part of mine and those of my immediate family.


Good water.  Fish throughout.  Conditions were excellent.

As it happened I was applying a rod passed along by JM's dad to present flies made of deer hair from the hide taken by my dad some 30 years ago.  An aside on that one is that as he tells it, he'd conceded that he'd missed the deer and given up looking for his arrow; gone home.  But arrows were expensive.  He was drawn out to the woods hours later to look further in hope.  Instead of locating the stray arrow though, he found the dead deer.  In telling this story he is careful to note that at this point he let out a howl of jubilation.  And now the tanned hide is draped over a chest made by my brother.  Sits in my shop.  Any number of legacies here to consider.

Creel from great uncle that sat in original homestead until past summer when it was gifted to me.  Already tearing the strap fasten point due to exceedingly frequent bouts with heavy loads.

Baseflow cooler, implemented while sitting on a bank after catching many fish.  Cows downstream; fish rising upstream.

Adams Irresistible.  A generalist approach in the midst of varying bugs on the water.  Worked very well.

This fish right at 16 inches; nice deep mouth.  Still swims.  Not a dry fly fish.  Had gone back to streamer at this point.


The water from whence it came. 

This gray type showed the biggest and best fish.  The small ones out in the riffles and tailouts taking dry flies.  The bigger fish tucked away in pockets and under overhanging vegetation.  This is well understood but still very interesting and intriguing.  Get flies in tight places; fish are in there.

Really liked these spots.  A lot of variability across individual BNT.


Money water.


June in SE MN; glad I was afforded a few hours.  Very special water and remarkable place.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love that piece of water.

2:20 PM  
Blogger Tom Hazelton said...

As this is now my closest coldwater I read and reread with interest. Good notes, as always. Hamms beer noted.

3:50 PM  
Blogger Wendy Berrell said...

Come down sometime. Pretty special place.

10:40 PM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

burberry outlet online, louis vuitton outlet, oakley vault, longchamp outlet online, michael kors outlet online, true religion outlet, louis vuitton, true religion, polo ralph lauren, christian louboutin, ray ban outlet, louis vuitton outlet, michael kors outlet store, louis vuitton handbags, kate spade outlet online, christian louboutin shoes, tory burch outlet online, coach outlet, red bottom shoes, coach purses, christian louboutin outlet, longchamp handbags, coach outlet, burberry outlet online, nike air max, jordan shoes, michael kors outlet online, cheap oakley sunglasses, tiffany and co jewelry, gucci handbags, prada handbags, polo ralph lauren outlet, nike outlet, prada outlet, tiffany jewelry, michael kors outlet, oakley sunglasses, chanel handbags, longchamp outlet, ray ban sunglasses, nike air max, kate spade outlet, michael kors handbags, coach outlet store online, nike free, michael kors outlet online, louis vuitton outlet online

6:34 PM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

louis vuitton uk, sac vanessa bruno, longchamp, vans pas cher, sac louis vuitton, nike free, nike blazer pas cher, nike air max, true religion jeans, nike air max, burberry pas cher, timberland, guess pas cher, air max, ray ban pas cher, sac michael kors, longchamp pas cher, ralph lauren, michael kors canada, louis vuitton pas cher, nike roshe, air max pas cher, michael kors uk, tn pas cher, mulberry, lululemon, barbour, hermes pas cher, louis vuitton, north face, ralph lauren pas cher, nike free pas cher, nike roshe run, abercrombie and fitch, hollister, converse pas cher, nike air force, chaussure louboutin, scarpe hogan, new balance pas cher, air jordan, hollister, north face pas cher, lacoste pas cher, true religion outlet, oakley pas cher, ray ban uk

6:35 PM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

bottega veneta, hollister, canada goose outlet, insanity workout, chi flat iron, ghd, uggs outlet, asics shoes, nfl jerseys, reebok shoes, ugg soldes, valentino shoes, ugg, north face jackets, jimmy choo shoes, canada goose outlet, nike huarache, beats headphones, longchamp, canada goose, north face jackets, new balance outlet, herve leger, mcm handbags, wedding dresses, mont blanc pens, instyler ionic styler, soccer jerseys, uggs on sale, ferragamo shoes, vans outlet, mac cosmetics, ugg boots, replica watches, babyliss, abercrombie and fitch, uggs outlet, nike roshe, ugg outlet, ugg boots clearance, nike trainers, giuseppe zanotti, lululemon outlet, canada goose outlet, marc jacobs outlet, birkin bag, p90x workout, celine handbags, soccer shoes

6:37 PM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

moncler outlet, links of london uk, coach outlet, ray ban, nike air max, juicy couture outlet, pandora uk, louis vuitton canada, louboutin, juicy couture outlet, canada goose, timberland shoes, converse, thomas sabo uk, montre femme, moncler, canada goose pas cher, uggs canada, pandora jewelry, hollister, converse shoes, pandora charms, moncler, hollister canada, supra shoes, ralph lauren, ugg, canada goose, moncler, moncler, lancel, replica watches, canada goose, gucci, swarovski jewelry, moncler, hollister clothing, karen millen, air max, parajumpers outlet, iphone 6 case, wedding dress, toms outlet, oakley, baseball bats, vans, moncler outlet, swarovski uk

6:38 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home