"I had been hunting this big trout for about 30 minutes. He had been biting and snapping at the other fish I had hooked. I floated a small hopper into the riffles, a 5-6 inch trout parr took it, and the the Fat Man immediately struck the Little Boy. I waited about 90 seconds for Fat Man to swallow Little Boy, then fully tightened the line and hung on for dear life. He fought for about 10 minutes. He made two pretty long runs right when I tried to land him. I had to borrow a kid's net because I typically don't carry one...should probably change that next time at Westover. Wicked fun.
The other rainbows were good sizes as well (14-16 inches). Dry flies were the only successful ones yesterday, although scuds apparently work pretty well at Westover. Successful dries were small cracklebacks, 'hoppers, and white midges."
Monday, October 4, 2010
Bragging for a Friend
While I was toiling away at work this past Sunday, I received an update via text message from (the evil) Facebook letting me know my friend had uploaded some photos. I looked over these photos and my coworkers watched me smile and turn jealousy-green. I had to brag on his behalf here, especially since the story I demanded from him shortly after I saw the photos is so good. Here are Matt's words (with photos following):
Posted by Will K at 5:58 PM