I took advantage of my day off today to do a little bit of fishing to prepare for a guide trip on Saturday. I headed over to Brookville this morning about 6am to fish with a good friend. The gauges have been reading the neighborhood of 2.66 gauge height the last few days. A bit lower than I like, but great conditions for spotting and watching fish. We spent a bit of time just watching trout midging on the flats.
We began the day by checking out some of the deepest spots in the
tailwater that we know of. (more on this in a bit) We threw a lot of
double nymph rigs and eventually began using a dry-dropper combo to deal
with the low, clear water. We both were catching most of our fish on
Zebra midges and Rainbow Warriors. We both caught fish, but otherwise
nothing exceptional happened.
I was using some new gear, so that was fun. I recently got a Grey’s Streamflex 11′ #4 as a new nymphing rod. I put a Sage reel and Rio Gold line on it and was really happy with the result. The rod definitely makes mending and managing line easier, but I still need some practice with these skills.
I also picked up a Fishpond/Nomad mid length net that is lighter and more fish friendly than my old net. Louis added a custom touch to it for me with some fly line wraps on the handle. We can order these now. They are light and rugged nets available in a variety of sizes.
During the day a few thoughts struck me as at least noteworthy, if not important.
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