Monday, July 22, 2013

Some VA exploring.

Shot a buddy of mine a text to see if he wanted to get back into VA and fish this past Saturday.  We changed our plans a couple times to avoid rain and streams that were iffy.  Finally decided to hit a local stream in the AM and then hit a stream we were questioning had brookies.  A source who I won't name had told us he was told had brook trout , but in all honesty, wasn't his fault and it was good to finally mark that stream off the list for good.  Luckily I had a back up stream close by.  Was a good time, and between the two of us I'd say we caught a hundred fish.  Enough talk, here are the pictures.

Turned out to be a great day.

Friend working a pool.

Biggest fish caught.  Only 8 inches, but he took a dry. My friend had a 11 incher come up and look at his dry but never hit it.  It was a good fish.

A dead decomposing snake.

On the second trout stream that was void of brookies, we ran into this timber rattler.  Shortly after this, we are bush whacking out of the stream and my friend steps on a snake and it takes a swipe at him.  Luckily the snake missed.  I asked if he saw what kind it was but he didn't, nor did we want to go back and look for the snake.  Just a reminder to be safe out there.

Here's the third stream.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Shaking off the Rust.

President of the company I work for has been wanting me to take him out fly fishing for a while.  He is from Colorado and always fly fishes out there, but has never even really thought about fly fishing out here in VA until I started working for him.  After work yesterday, we went out for a couple hours and I was able to get him on some fish.  Pulled a couple in myself in between helping him and showing him the ropes.  Had a good time with him and thing he is hooked. Excuse the blurry photos, the Pentax hates taking pictures during low light.

Quality fish, Awful picture.

Waters still a little high.

Another blurry picture.

His first VA trout.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Lack of Fishing

It's been a long time for me since I've been fishing.  Going on a month I believe.  Moving into a new home will do it to ya.  On top of moving I have had 3 MBA classes, work, and other little projects going on.  I haven't missed much though considering VA has been hammered with rain and I don't think anything is fishing real well right now.  Hopefully with 2 of the 3 classes over and getting settled in the house, I'll have some spare time to sneak off to fish. 

This is the first fish I've caught in what feels like forever.  Quite fitting too that this dink is about the size of a brook trout too.  Oh well, it's a start.

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