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Old 05-27-2016, 05:54 AM   #1
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When it gets too Hot for Comfort

...and you can't get Ice cream cones

('tain't no sin).

*
Don't know about you, but I'm heading dangerously close to that Canadian border.
No relief in sight.
Hot temps, No wind, Black Flies, Blood.

Packed up..

Black Rider.
Chasing wicked Trout.
Maybe see ya, if we get back next week.

(Been luckier in the last month than I deserve to be).
Gotta Go.
Good Luck to all!!!

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Old 05-27-2016, 06:58 AM   #2
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Good luck, my good man!
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Old 05-31-2016, 01:12 PM   #3
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In the words of the inimitable Central Scrutinizer
Hi, it's me... I'm back!

I think I just experienced the most amazing two weeks of fishing in my entire life.
Will be heading out again tonight or tomorrow, and if the Trout cooperate only half as much as they have been doing, I will be a very busy boy with his dog. All in the Adirondack Zone.

I hardly know where to begin. Of the multitudes caught, nearly none were below 15 inches. Many fish well above that, all on top; dry flies/emergers/cripples, floating nymphs, spinners and spents. River fishing for Mr. and Mrs. Brown.

Words fail. I will post a few photos when I get them off my friend's camera.

A couple highlights involve a simple spent wing caddis which had them dialed in when it looked like they were rising to phantasms. One evening involved catching twelve or thirteen trout in the last 45 minutes of daylight. All these fish were 15 inches and larger. I don't think it was possible for me to catch more than that in the allotted time. I was casting, hooking, playing, and releasing these fish as fast as I possibly could. Not to mention the time it took to dry CDC feathers after each fish. (They were also eating a small parachute with a white post which I had tied on as a sighter; the spent wing floats so flat, it's hard to see). Those of you who know how tremendously Brownies in this size class can fight in cool oxygenated water at this time of year, will understand how I was straining the tippet to the max, horsing them in fast like that. Thank you Maxima!
It was so ridiculous, that I walked out of the river while the fish were still rising.
Friends who were fishing less than a mile upriver, each caught one fish.

I had two more nights to fish that water but chose not to. I was a bit exhausted from fishing my face off for the previous two weeks (also Good!). So I decided to rest up for a trip to another river we had planned since last year.

After freshly arriving on this river over 100 miles away, and taking some time to watch the water, that little fly produced for me a 25 incher on the third cast. I hardly knew what do after that, so I immediately lost two more fish in that size class by being sloppy. Then I realized how HOT it was. So I sat down on the riverside and had a cold beer with the dog. It seemed liked the right thing to do.
And the fish continued to rise...

Things got even more interesting when the Dragonflies decided that it was time for the largest river emergence that we had ever seen. Every big pig in the vicinity was surface feeding on them. Glug. ...Glug! ...GLUG! This went on for a very long time. And many big fish were caught.

The afternoons were too Hot, so we fished mornings and evenings.
The following morning and evening... More Goodness.
Glug. ...Glug! GLUG!

The following morning and evening...
My Goodness.
We have been Blessed.

I hope you guys are getting into them too!



PS.
Yes, I have a thermometer and know how to use it.
...and only five bug bites while fishing naked!

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Old 05-31-2016, 01:32 PM   #4
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Exquisite report!!! Can't wait to see the pics.
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Old 05-31-2016, 01:36 PM   #5
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Can't wait to see the pics.
You sure about that...?
I think it's against the rules of the forum to post most of the photos I have.
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Old 05-31-2016, 01:41 PM   #6
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I was up that way yesterday and was shocked at the dragonfly activity as well! I was under the impression that they only emerged at night because of how long it takes them to shed their shuck they'd be easy pickins. in stillwaters anyway. I was surprised at the hatch coming off right in the middle of the day. was cool to see though. not much activity on them where I was though. If there were, were they injured adults? dragons are pretty swift ive never seen trout take them on the surface. Lets go with those pictures, your pictures are always impressive! even though i am more impressed at only 5 bug bites while nude haha

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I wasn't nude.

I was naked.
With black neoprene socks and studded boots.
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I wasn't nude.

I was naked.
With black neoprene socks and studded boots.
I take it back. I don't want to see those pics. The though alone will give me nightmares.
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Old 05-31-2016, 04:05 PM   #9
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I forgot one important detail and I hope it will make you reconsider.
Most of the time, I was also wearing a wide-brimmed hat.

Which I got from a woman on the hill, who had a shotgun; .44
and a Razorback Boar in the back of a jacked-up Ford.
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Old 06-13-2016, 09:46 AM   #10
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The Trout Obliges

Matka Boska, or Baba Jaga, or the Fat Lady of Limbourg???

Monica sighed,
Rolled onto her side.
She was so impressed that she just surrendered.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1zQ6euUrD4
...and he was coming to catch her.
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Old 06-13-2016, 09:59 AM   #11
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Someone said they saw it parking in a car lot.
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Old 06-13-2016, 11:02 AM   #12
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Someone said they saw it parking in a car lot.
http://www.oldrussia.net/baba.html I just heard that Baba Jaga is living in the Addacks now.
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I just heard that Baba Jaga is living in the Addacks now.
She has been here for a verrry long time.

*****

Hi... it's me... I'm back!

The fishing has been fantastic! Easily the best year I have ever had.
I continue to fish my face off... five days per week, and have been diagnosed with SCS (Spotted-Carp Syndrome).
It's incredible how many big and beautiful fish we have caught but didn't even photograph this year.
We've been a bit spoiled.

One day there was a strategically placed hummock, directly in the middle of a stream. It presented a nice landing spot for the 23-inch female below. After a riotous fight, the beastie became becalmed and offered to be photographed. Not having a camera, I quickly fashioned an optical device from some fresh wild edibles, a bit of toxic fungus, and an old stolen potato which I luckily had in my vest; a trick which Baba Jaga taught us a very long time ago...

Here are a few of the results:













She bore the Blue Spot befitting a brown beastie.
A blue spot, the likes of which I have never seen.
A unique and unusual blue spot, as blue spots go.

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SUPERB!!! You are my SCH (Spotted Carp Hero).
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How do I get this wink thing () to wink with it's left eye...?
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Fat Girl Magnet

I worry sometimes... that I'm becoming a Fat Girl Magnet.
Then I guess, things could be worse.
Can't narrow it down to one reason.
Numerous flies seem to attract them.

This one has unusually clear caudal, dorsal, adipose, and anal fins. I'm not worried. She appears to be eating well.*



* This photo captured on sunny side of moon mit stolen-potato camera.



Here's what she was eating on the day I met her.

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Pretty fish!!!!!
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You might have to start worrying when these beastie browns you`ve been attracting,start eating your net and fly gear and drinking your beer!
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You might have to start worrying when these beastie browns you`ve been attracting,start eating your net and fly gear and drinking your beer!
And making you sleep on the other side of the bed.
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