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03-01-2010, 09:00 AM #1
First bonehead move of the season.
So, I decided to fish yesterday - first time this season. The only water in the valley that has open water is a section of the Big Laramie that flows through town. Fishing is extremely challenging and slow in this section even on a good day, so I wasn't expecting any action, honestly.
I string up the 6wt, tie on a woolly bugger, grab my chest pack and head down river. I fish the streamer for a while and hit a snag. I had to break of my fly; no big deal.
So I open up my chest pack to tie on some new tippet and another fly... only to realize that I had packed all of my salt water gear in my pack for my Florida trip. All my trout gear was back in the car. All I had with me was 1X and 12lb Orvis Bonefish tippet and salt water flies (shrimp, mullet and clouser minnows).
DOH! I guess I had to get my first bonehead mistake out of the way early in the season!
It still felt good to get out and cast though!"Have fun, get a flyrod, and give the worm dunkers the finger when you start double hauling." ~Lumpy
03-01-2010, 09:05 AM #2
Good to hear you got out. I do shit like that all the time...went up to the resort on sat and forgot boots for the second time this season. Luckily for ke the beer drinking was better than the skiing that day.
I fish clousers for trout. Usually not funky colors but they work wonders sometimes.
03-01-2010, 11:06 AM #3
Oh, and in the winter when I'm fishing slow, slack water I prefer my centerpin. Small nymphs and caddis under a float drifting at the same current speed has been a good ticket for me.
03-01-2010, 12:49 PM #4
That's a quality fix right there!
03-01-2010, 12:53 PM #5
love that boot fix
03-02-2010, 09:40 AM #6
so? catch any fish with a clouser and 1x?"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."
03-02-2010, 09:58 AM #7
Shit happens I'm hoping to never repeat the bonehead move of camping on a sand bar only to wake up wasted at 2:00 am flooded with two action packers filled with gear floated away. Found one but lost a bunch of good stuff in the other."When the child was a child it waited patiently for the first snow and it still does"- Van "The Man" Morrison
"THIS IS WHAT WE DO"-AML -
ski on in eternal peace