I took my wife, Denise and daughter, Michelle to a local river yesterday for a
day of some good fly fishing. We slept in yesterday and got on the river
late in the morning only to be met by quite a few fishermen. Popular river, but that's
fine, there's always room for three more, right? Michelle started
stripping a size 10 black and green bugger on a 6wt with sinking line
and immediately hooked into her PB rainbow. She fought it like a pro
and I eagerly netted it for her.
Soon after, Denise was hooked up to a nice 'bow using her new Sage rod I bought for her.
This was her first fish with her rod and she was loving it! (I'm such a special husband).
There followed a couple of more good hook-ups for the ladies to the
point I was actually standing by with my net in hand, only to have hooks
tossed aside. I did manage to bring one to the net at the first hole.
The hole got a little cold, so we left for hotter waters elsewhere.
Once we arrived, Michelle was again first with a fish on (she sure loves
stripping buggers, I guess). This one was even larger than her first
one, so another PB. Not bad. Funny how it was a little photo shy and
gave Michelle that little slap to the face before being carefully
released to fight another day.
Denise then hooked into a nice one with a size 24 midge, which seemed to
be the hot ticket for her. She had lost a couple others on tiger and
zebra midges which ended up breaking her tippets. It wasn't until we
were back at the truck before I realized she was fighting these fish
with 6X tippet. Umm, a little light, in my opinion, but she did well
bringing those other two in.
Here's a close-up of a midge I tied that caught this one. Unfortunately, she did lose this midge soon after this release.
And, here's a pic of a "hitchhiker" that I found in my boot back at the truck. Hmm, now to try and tie that midge in about a size 20, and we'll be in there.
Yep, yesterday my ladies were hot and I was just along for the netting and pic taking, I guess. Just the way I like it.