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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-28-2018, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
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I had a few hours this morning to spend outdoors, but I knew the creeks would be ripping, so I planned to photograph the high water in the mountains and enjoy a short hike...but I put the fly rod and spinning rod in the CRV just in case. I hadn't been fishing since last Monday, and no trout fishing since the end of June. Glad I did.

This guy give me some nice photos on the way to the mountain stream:

1-0022 by Jason Weller, on Flickr

I dropped a foam beetle in some "slower" water and watched it go racing by before I could even gather my slack line. I knew the fly rod would be nearly useless, so I grabbed the spinning rod. Water was clear, but only about 20% of the stream was "fishable" Any change in gradient resulted in turbulent flows that the spinner was useless in:

28-8965 by Jason Weller, on Flickr

But....those lower gradient stretches, pockets along the bank, breaks behind structure were VERY productive. I ended up bringing over 70 wild browns and natives to hand (or almost to hand) in 3 hours. Nothing big at all, but man were they beautiful. And after not catching a trout in over a month, it was fantastic! They weren't real picky, but they did seem to want the Colorado blade over the French blade.

7-8786 by Jason Weller, on Flickr

8-8795 by Jason Weller, on Flickr

10-8804 by Jason Weller, on Flickr

11-8820 by Jason Weller, on Flickr

12-8830 by Jason Weller, on Flickr

14-8840 by Jason Weller, on Flickr

15-8848 by Jason Weller, on Flickr

Even got quite a few on the "Brown Town" Spinner:

21-8905 by Jason Weller, on Flickr

22-8911 by Jason Weller, on Flickr

23-8925 by Jason Weller, on Flickr

30-8978 by Jason Weller, on Flickr

31-8985 by Jason Weller, on Flickr

26-8949 by Jason Weller, on Flickr

Even got a few pictures I liked:

27-8955 by Jason Weller, on Flickr

19-8889 by Jason Weller, on Flickr

20-8896 by Jason Weller, on Flickr

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-28-2018, 04:10 PM
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Nothing prettier than native Brook Trout, and the places where they live.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-28-2018, 05:28 PM
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Really beautiful pics! I wished I had taken some this morning when I was out, the mist hanging over the water and through the trees was picturesque to say the least like the photos you got. I would assume the bigger thump of the colorado blades over the french blades is what made the difference in the more turbulent than usual water. Congrats, an awesome day for sure!
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-28-2018, 06:18 PM
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Great pictures as usual!
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Excellent day with superb pictures!
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Beautiful fish.....and photographs!!

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Very nice.
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There’s nothing like catching some little brookies, beautiful fish!!!
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