Monday, May 01, 2017

Spring Break Chapter II: Weekend with Kid II

Kid I gets BWCA now, so in effort to be equitable, we've installed a hardcore trout weekend during which the younger guy can get all the attention and all the shots.  Big brother stays at home.  We did the same trip last April; same water and nearly identical dates.  In this case the weather was a shade warmer and we encountered more people.  The basic strategy is to do this on the weekend before harvest opener (which is also before any turkey season): that affords the latest possible non-zoo weekend.

Started out nymphing.  At this hole last year, he caught his first ever rainbow trout.  This go-around he hooked and lost a nice fish.

In this case he made a nice flip cast into a little holding water between two current seams; saw the indicator indicate, and put the hook in the fish.

In an interesting twist that was maybe a direct communication to me, he was struggling a bit getting the nymphs where they needed to be.  He's a good flipper and roller but sometimes can't reach quite far enough across the current.  He started out catching six fish nymphing, over quite a span of hours.  Missed a few; lost a few.  We were fishing right behind somebody pretty much all day.  I tried to call the guy over to talk about strategy (e.g. was going to suggest we walk ahead of him for maybe half hour and then start fishing) but he wanted nothing to do with us; kept his head down and moved to the immediate next hole every time we saw him.  I think it's impolite to jump ahead of someone without talking to him; so we didn't do that; we just accepted the deal.  On day two we had the water to ourselves and the dry fly action was good.  Nice lesson for me: don't make the kids do things just as you do them.  I always figure nymphing is the easiest most consistent means of catching trout.  But the kid welcomed the dry fly and with about 6-10 feet of fly line out he proceeded to flip that thing (a generic parachute adams with a pink post) all over current seams and in broken water catching trout consistently.  Thus relieved of the numerous points of weight and the occasional tangles; welcoming quite a few fish to hand.



He doesn't have the burning focus of his older brother; he hung it up a little early on some water and in those cases I would clean up the residual fish often in the tougher lays.  He always got first shot at everything and I only fished after; and those cases were few; mostly we just walked and fished; I barked at him while he fished.

A point of emphasis was learning to use both hands at once.


He got a few on this generic too.  One of my favorite flies.  No name as far as I know.  It never sinks due to foam head; trailing shuck is money in any hatch situation.  It kind of doubles as wing too.  Fish eat the hell out of it, upstream or swung down.  Really easy to tie. Continuous rebellion against the hatch-specific flies (!).

He got sixteen trout to hand (we were both counting) before noon of the second day.  Of which fourteen were on the para adams.  A top few hours for both of us; I sat the bank and watched.  Netted the first few but then had him concentrate on bringing them to hand without net.  The mechanics of how much line to keep out, how to swing fish in to near-body, etc.


Dominator. 



He remembered this gnarly trunk from last year; wanted to stop for portrait.


Study in scale; observation.

14 incher; a top fish for him; caught using the streamer his older brother tied during Spring Break Chapter I.

And then again on the same streamer, at our very exit point, I put two casts upstream of DNR's penned formula for big trout: 3+ feet depth, adjacent to thalweg, presence of woody debris.  This 18+ came out and followed maybe six feet and then ate the streamer.  A sort of guide's reward (among many others).  Photo by kid.


Up out of the valley.  Back next year.

13 Comments:

Blogger Jack said...

i was planning on learning how to fish but no guide was detailed or personalized enough for me to fully understand which is why I am so glad I found this article! Thanks for sharing all the deets!

1:55 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

We want you to enjoy your student life and not miss the fun part because of the stress of writing dissertations and essays. Therefore, we always provide a complete plagiarism report along with our final work. Walatra Propolis Brazil Asli Dan Terbaik Di Dunia

1:50 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

www0522

jack wolfskin
canada goose outlet
michael kors outlet
football shirts
polo ralph lauren
cheap snapbacks
cheap jordans
tory burch outlet
off white
oakley sunglasses

8:29 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

qzz0601
ray ban sunglasses
ralph lauren polo shirts
fila shoes
prada shoes
nike roshe
malone souliers
mulberry handbags
coach outlet canada
uggs outlet
ugg outlets

8:43 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Then end users should sign-up with procedure and choose presently operating films kind listing and search for information of theaters and ebook ticket as a result of online payment making use of credit card or visa card. Visit : Obat Syaraf Kejepit Paling Ampuh

3:59 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

A more tips here procedure with two programmers possesses higher prospective for the generation of more numerous solutions to complications for 3 reasons. Aside from that, Softage largely targets devising Sophisticated solutions that ensures substantial performance.
Obat Penyakit Kuning Pada Anak
Obat Penyakit Kuning Pada Orang Dewasa
Obat Penyakit Kuning Paling Ampuh

2:48 AM  
Anonymous Walatra Madu Murni said...

When you listen to people in your native language, you do not translate. You simply understand. The same has to be in English. When you learn English, you have to learn the whole sentences in context. Walatra Madu Murni | 100% Alami Dari Alam Indonesia

9:41 PM  
Blogger Nabila Widianti said...

Take every chance you get in life, because some things only happen once
6 Tanaman Obat Herbal Untuk Mengobati Kurap Sampai Tuntas,

2:38 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

www0927
coach outlet
moncler jackets
prada handbags
kate spade
jordan uk
christian louboutin shoes
pandora charms
jordan shoes
champion sportswear
ugg outlet





9:36 PM  
Blogger Sophie Grace said...

this is a really good activity and i really like the whole idea. Great job with that and really liking the pictures as well. Keep us posted with more :) download instagram stories

8:57 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I just loved your way of presentation. enjoyed reading this .Thanks for sharing and keep writing. It is Obat Gondok Beracun like this. As constantly, we appreciate yourself assurance and accept as true within us.

8:25 PM  
Blogger aldousmoore said...

Chicago's Coach Outlet Online 80 OFF favorite former First Lady announced via an Instagram post that the tour will hit 10 different US cities to coincide with the. 17, 2018" > >Ask Anna: How do I make my boyfriend penis bigger?Anna PulleyAsk Anna is a sex column. Because of the Cheap Air Forces nature of the topic, some columns contain language some MK Outlet Online readers may find graphic. Jordan Shoe Stores

Trump also lashed out at Mueller in reaction to the news that Mueller has beenreviewing Trump Twitter feedas part of the investigation into obstruction of justice. Steel Cheap Nike Air Force 1 plant in Granite City, Illinois, only to be greeted with the ridiculous news that the highly conflicted Robert Mueller and his gang Coach Outlet Clearance Sale of 13 Angry Democrats obviously cannot find Collusion Trump tweeted. There is no public evidence backing Trump claim that Democrats colluded with the Russian government.

The pancreas, a small organ located behind your stomach, produces digestive enzymes that flow through the pancreatic ducts to the small intestine, where they help break down food particles into usable nutrients. Pancreatic enzymes include a mixture of proteolytic enzymes that break down proteins, lipases that digest fats, and amylases responsible for breaking down carbohydrates. Normally pancreatic enzymes remain inactive until they reach the small intestine.

Gently pull the alternator out with one hand pulling on the wire handle and the other hand pushing all the other tubes MK Outlet Sale out of the way. I found that the pinch point was between the end of the fuel rail and the air conditioning lines. The skinniest part of the alternator is perpendicular to the rotor Coach Outlet Purses On Clearance and between the mounting points.

3:00 AM  
Anonymous Packers and Movers Jaipur said...

Get Packers and Movers Jaipur List of Top Reliable, 100% Affordable, Verified and Secured Service Provider. Get Free ###Packers and Movers Jaipur Price Quotation instantly and Save Cost and Time. Packers and Movers Jaipur ✔✔✔Reviews and Compare Charges for household Shifting, Home/Office Relocation, ***Car Transportation, Pet Relocation, Bike SHifting @ Packers And Movers Jaipur

4:13 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home