I called an audible and decided to go fly-fishing. As some of you may remember, back in February I was in Bangor, Maine and bought a new fly rod from a LL Bean outlet store. I decided today was the day that I was going to use this new rod.
I went to a new section of the river that runs through several towns (mine among them) because I saw a woman fly-fishing there yesterday. As I talked to her, she landed a beautiful Rainbow trout so I decided that I would get there someday soon. That someday was today and I started off with one of the streamers that I tied in class over the winter (she caught her fish on a streamer). I tried for 15 minutes without any hits. I changed to a Hare's Ear nymph and as I was about to cast into the water a GULP broke the silence. I dropped a few expletives and made a few casts with the Hare's Ear because I didn't want to tie on another fly; however, I decided that I must change to a BWO since they ignored the Hare's Ear completely.
It didn't take more than two casts and I was fighting this beautiful fish. The new rod is a 4 WT and the landing was fun as opposed the the 5 WT that I have.
|First Rainbow on a fly this year.|
I may hit the river again tomorrow evening in the hope that I can have my first multiple catch day.