Established January 2009

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Canyon Madness

Today Mike Snyder and I decided to go spelunking, I mean fishing. I say that because our destination of choice was in a very deep, rough, rugged, and physically demanding canyon river. We met at about 2pm and the weather started off being overcast making for a very good day of fishing. After gathering our gear we made ready and headed down a trail that would have been better suited for a mountain goat. We finally made it to the river and decided that we would hike, climb, and clamber over the rocks to make our way downstream to have more water to fish. I started the day with a #10 black stonefly, and Mike tied on a large peacock stonefly imitation. In the first pool after a few dead drifts Mike hooked up with a nice 16'' rainbow. Shortly after I hooked up with a strong 14'' rainbow. Following the rainbow, I caught a little redeye. The rest of the day we made our way upstream slowly dead drifting nymphs and picking up a few more trout including a 10'' brown that Mike caught. We ended our ascent in a beautiful tannin stained plunge pool of a fantastic waterfall. I added some serious lead to my leader and tied on a #8 Black woolybugger and began picking up more trout. I hooked into a very nice trout in the 17'' range, but unfortunately he threw the hook. Mike and I ended the day with 11 trout brought to hand/net.

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