The theme of taking people fishing is continuing so far this year. I recently took out my roommate, Pat for his first small stream trout experience on one of my favorites that I fish once a year. With very little fly fishing experience, I was a little hesitate taking him to fish such tight quarters. However, he honed his casting all winter long using a Redington Form rod in our living room, roll casting into randomly placed wine glasses. The tight quarters in our living room transitioned well on the stream and I was impressed with his ability to fish dry-dropper with minimal tangles. We caught wild brown trout up to 10 inches and a few stocked brookies. It was a perfect day to spend the morning hiking up a small stream under a cloudless sky. On the hike out, we got to spread out a little bit on another stream and catch a few more stockers. Pat even got to show off his improved casting skills placing dries under overhanging rhododendron bushes. With his progressing skills, I think it might be time for a step up in competition.
Roll Cast From the Prone Position
Rocking the Fit-overs.
A Wild One
He did manage to hook himself in the neck...
Roll casting upstream...
A wild one...
Who is this guy?
Stocker Brook Trout