Monday, September 19, 2011

Yes I'm still here and still fishing just not posting as often as I should

When I started this blog I told myself I would post every week, but it has been just over a month since my last post. I will blame it on starting a new job since that is the best excuse I can come up with at the moment. Since my last post I took my wife Gigi to Belt Creek for some small stream fishing. That was a good move as we caught several fish surprisingly large for the water we were fishing. I think my wife has become a nymph junky as a result though. We started early in the morning using dry flies since the spruce moths were out and we caught some nice fish on an Elk Hair Caddis pattern. Then as the sun got higher and the dry fly action petered out I tied a smallish stone fly nymph on Gigi’s tippet. She started catching fish in every spot she I told her to fish. She also began asking why we didn’t use the nymph sooner. It reminded my of something I read about how to drive your fishing guide nuts. One of the ways was to ask the guide what his favorite fly was and then ask why we weren’t using it. The highlight of the trip was watching Gigi catch her first fish without any assistance from me or anyone else. I even got it on video. When we finally decided to stop fishing and hike back to the truck we found that the parking lot which was empty when we left was packed with vehicles and there was a splash and giggle crowed that bordered on frightening. Rods were broken down and gear stowed asap. Then we got out of there. My experience with crowd like that has been that alcohol and young boys and girls make for trouble. I wanted to get away before any trouble started. Besides this trip to Belt Creek I have made several of the usual trips to the MO with the usual great results. Last weekend was really special because my dad came with me. It was the first time he had ever been in a drift boat. It was great spending a day introducing my dad to something that is such a big part of my life. Hopefully I will be posting more often. Maybe even add more photos over the winter when I will have more time to learn some new geek stuff from my wife. This is a picture of Gigi with one of the nice brown’s we caught.

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