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Monday, January 18, 2010

Ice Fishing with the New Greys.....

The UOTF freeze your buns off party Saturday was just enough to get my juices flowing. I broke down this morning and headed out foe some "ICE" fishing.





Getting there was fun as the clouds were right on the ground.


But once there, I walked down the river heading to a spot I wanted to try. As I came around the corner, I notice two gentlemen fishing there. I greeted them and asked how they were doing. The replied, not a bite, and I was welcome to try as they were heading down river. So, I cast out the little dry dropper set-up and BAM! Fish on! Needless to say, the gentlemen stayed a few more casts before moving on.


I stayed and fished the edge of a little gravel fall and it was awesome!







Did I mention it was cold?



Rod choice was a little 8' three piece 3/4 Grey I purchased on "Deals On The Fly" for a killer price. The rod worked perfect, I like it allot!



Flies of choice, I was using a #22 Black Midge dry….



…. with a 20" dropper and a #22 silver tungsten bead WD40 grey....



All the fish were safely released:



Great morning an allot of fish, but it was MAJOR cold as the fog did not burn off. The drive home was in and out of fog:

2 comments:

cwestonus said...

Flyfishing has been a love of mine for 10+ years and I still haven't been able to master the art of fishing such a small dry with a dropper as you have done here. Don't have the greatest of eye sights. Technique suggestions?

Joni said...

I use a full flex rod, so what I can't see, I will feel. That is all I can add to that.