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This blog is all about fly fishing for native trout. On it I cover trip reports, fishing tactics, conservation, the latest news about native trout species and much more. This site provides a companion to my web page nativetroutflyfishing.com.


Monday, April 26, 2010

First Fish on the Dry 2010 and Updates

So it has been a bit since I have posted much on the blog, but that will be changing here. I leave Wednesday morning for a few days steelheading and I am sure that there will be plenty to write about when I get back. I will also be looking to do some updates to the website in the near future here as well. Now onto the fishing report...

The other day I headed out to my local "super secret" cutthroat pond with my friend and coworker Justin. Upon arriving there were plenty of midges coming off and a few chum salmon fry swimming in the shallows, so I went with a callibaetis dry and chirony dropper and Justin started out with a little baitfish imitation. This was only my second outing with my new 6' 1wt Scott Fibertouch rod and I was quite curious to see how it dealt with the dry dropper step-up. I picked up a few fish on the dropper and Justin had a few grabs with the fry imitations when the wind kicked up and the fish started actively rising on the far side of the pond. I made my way over and on the first cast was rewarded with a beautiful native coastal cutthroat and my first fish on a dry for 2010!

Dry caught cutty!


Bigerrfish said...

congrats on that fish and good luck on the trip! looking forward to reading!!

On The Fly said...

Great Fish. Two best ways I love to hook a fish : On a dry because the way they sometimes explode on it and a striped streamer because they attack it to kill it. Keep them coming man.

Cutthroat Stalker said...

Nice little cutt! How was it with that 1wt--it must have put up a pretty good fight ;-)

-scott c