Bear tracks from Rose bar.
Animal guide, I follow.
Riffles of plenty.
Mountains of Blue oak.
This wilderness, a mistress of illumination.
Maze of willows.
endless Pliocene cobbles.
My sore ankles.
Swallows dart, Baetis dance.
Morning risers, dawn briskly.
from peaks and passes, draining,
through the placer vein.
meat and potaoes:
Yuba River, saturday UC property. sunday above Parks Bar/Timbuctoo
weather, saturday am partly cloudy, pm light showers. Sunday am/pm showers
Water temp 48 degrees, air temp 56 degrees
water visability, 2-3 feet, fishy green tint
Hours fished, 9:30am til 4:30pm
bug activity; random stone fly shucks seen, BWO hatch 11:30am-1pm
5wt single handed rod, 5wt graphite switch rod, 6wt bamboo spey rod
scandi lines various poly leaders.
19 fish landed swinging rubber leg stone nymph
7 fish landed on Baetis CDC dry fly/emerger
The holy grail?
Full of trespass, today not so holy.
A hydrolic way, like flowing Soy,
one fish to hand, rainbow friend.
Granola and Soy:
Yuba River, Blue Point.
Clear and sunny weather,
Water temp 50 degrees, air temp 65 degrees
water looked like Soy 12 inches of visability
Hours fished, 8:30am til 4pm
Zero bug activity
9'5wt single handed rod and 5wt graphite switch rod
1 fish landed nymphing, 1 fish on streamer but not landed
Successful flies: copper john, rusty zonker
I finally got the ghost net in the mail and did a test fit to then allow me to finish up my new landing net. It fit perfectly in the hoop and then i began the tedius task of soaking the net frame in spar for a day to impregnate. This progress went very well and i then stitched the net to the frame with waxed nylon thread and gave it the alpenglow insignia and then two coats of thick spar to seal.
I realized after i brought it to share at the local fly tying club meeting that I should take some photos before i start banging it up dragging it around in my truck.
here are some close up pictures.