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No I forgot my camera. It was a beauful day but slogging through the snow was a real workout. I was trying out new sharkskin line, it casts nicely but sure is noisy. No fish caught but saw lots of 8 to 10 inch browns running around but very skitterish. I drifted everything I could think off right over their heads but they showed no interest and didn't appear to be feeding on anything. It was just great to get out and shake off the winter cobwebs.

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Well, I checked out Stauffer for my first time yesterday. What a beaut! I caught three little (10") brownies, all on my own patterns. Well, I invented the flies, then discovered I wasn't the first, but still. I fished upstream of BFW. 761 is deceptive; right at the bridge it's open, but as soon as you get around the bend it's still iced over. Run-off had visibility down to maybe two feet.

 

Rick

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Rick just remember your fishing it at its best wait until all those willows get leaves and then all that happy salad growth. that the real Stauffer. Glad you had a great time.

 

It just about time to go and get my reality check for the year soon.

 

Tight Lines Always.

 

Dennis S :fishing::fish_jump:

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I'm glad you had a good day. Catching fish is always a bonus. I think that the run-off may have been a blessing as when I was there last week the water was so clear the fish saw me coming before I got out of the car. Care to share what your fly looked like? thanks Neil

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Neil, you ever heard of a Snatcher? TMC 2487bl hook, fine copper wire rib, black seal fur body, palmered black dry fly hackle, Indian cape oversize furnace collar hackle. I tied on a size 10, got down to the river and noticed two different sizes of black stoneflies running around, then saw lots of backswimmers flying around. None of these were the same size as my fly, and the snatcher is rather bushy, compared to a sleek little stonefly, but I figured my fly would fall in the middle for size, and these are all fairly active bugs, so I gave it a shot. It's what I call a Semi-Dry; with minimal effort (two cheeks full of air, two false casts) it stays up top, but make two roll casts and down she goes. Back on top, back down, all you want. I tried nymphs, wets, and streamers, without a tap.

 

Rick

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