New Water and New Camera.

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2011/05/31 13:12:51 (permalink)

New Water and New Camera.

After Friday's hellacious storms, we were left with very few places to fish. To pass the time over the weekend, I bought a new camera. I spent some time getting used to it on Saturday, then decided to take it along fishing on Sunday.

With most of the good trout water still flowing brown, some friends and I decided to seek out new water on a small spring creek that we've been exploring the past few years. The creek itself is seldom fished. It's formed by a few springs that keep a constant flow and cool temp at 52 degrees all year round. Some locals fill their drinking water containers where the springs flow out of the ground, but the creek is otherwise left alone. It's a short creek, flowing only several miles before it's confluence with bigger warmer water.

It's not stocked, but is full of wild browns. Thankfully few people know it. A few years back one gentleman was nice enough to stop by to tell us "I don't think they stock this creek", "I figured I'd tell ya so you don't waste your time".

This time of year, the rocks are covered with scuds, sulphur nymphs, and cahill nymphs. For whatever reason, the fish are usually too shy to take much on top even during the evening sulphur hatch. Regardless, a heavily hackled cahill makes a good indicator, and you can't go wrong with a tiny scud on this creek any time of the year.

Here's a few crappy pics of the flies and the fish from Sunday...





post edited by thedrake - 2011/05/31 13:22:52
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    D-nymph
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    RE: New Water and New Camera. 2011/05/31 13:15:00 (permalink)
    Sure is a shame "they don't stock that creek".

    Good work, man!
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    RE: New Water and New Camera. 2011/05/31 15:09:34 (permalink)
    Very nice....

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    RE: New Water and New Camera. 2011/05/31 15:37:23 (permalink)
    great pics.
    fun to explore new creeks when the others are washed out. sometimes it's rewarding!
    i was catching trout on top when there wasn't any hatches and everyone else was nymphing.
    strange how fly guys won't cast a dry if they don't see 20 some risers!!

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    RE: New Water and New Camera. 2011/05/31 16:48:57 (permalink)
    Sweet! Where did you say that was....lol

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    RE: New Water and New Camera. 2011/05/31 22:19:42 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: D-nymph

    Sure is a shame "they don't stock that creek".


    I think it needs some trophy palominos stocked in it.

    Next time you guys are around, I'll take you there.
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    RE: New Water and New Camera. 2011/05/31 22:21:21 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: doubletaper

    great pics.
    fun to explore new creeks when the others are washed out.


    I think you fished this creek with me last summer after we fished the ljr.
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    RE: New Water and New Camera. 2011/06/01 07:53:13 (permalink)
    i had a feeling that was the one. you don't have to worry about me telling anyone, i have no idea how we got there!!!

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    RE: New Water and New Camera. 2011/06/01 09:07:14 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: thedrake


    ORIGINAL: D-nymph

    Sure is a shame "they don't stock that creek".


    I think it needs some trophy palominos stocked in it.

    Next time you guys are around, I'll take you there.

     
    But only near birdges so they can be seen from the road.

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    RE: New Water and New Camera. 2011/06/01 09:10:38 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: doubletaper

    i had a feeling that was the one. you don't have to worry about me telling anyone, i have no idea how we got there!!!


    Sounds like the blindfold helped.
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    RE: New Water and New Camera. 2011/06/01 10:08:13 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: DarDys

    But only near birdges so they can be seen from the road.

    Well yea, I'm not walking anywhere, are you nuts! Besides, just like fly shops, they put bridges at all the best fishing spots.
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    RE: New Water and New Camera. 2011/06/02 08:50:54 (permalink)
    very nice drake i am looking to get a new camera been looking at the 14 meg cannons
    and still trying to finish filling my midge box lol ok ok i am a slow tyer

    I didn't say these are the ten suggestions
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    RE: New Water and New Camera. 2011/06/02 18:23:12 (permalink)
    enough of the fish. What is the new camera then?

    Thanks
    Rick
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    RE: New Water and New Camera. 2011/06/05 11:50:29 (permalink)
    Spectacular Colors
     

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    RE: New Water and New Camera. 2011/06/06 18:14:25 (permalink)
    Thats a little golden, aint it John??.Just beautiful!!!!..WF
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    RE: New Water and New Camera. 2011/06/06 18:44:26 (permalink)
    Yep...saved it from here....








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    RE: New Water and New Camera. 2011/06/09 15:35:17 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: casts_by_fly

    enough of the fish. What is the new camera then?

    Thanks
    Rick


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    RE: New Water and New Camera. 2011/06/09 16:08:45 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: thedrake


    ORIGINAL: casts_by_fly

    enough of the fish. What is the new camera then?

    Thanks
    Rick


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    RE: New Water and New Camera. 2012/04/12 22:19:56 (permalink)
    Nice, please keep helping us with your good ideas and your advices.

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    RE: New Water and New Camera. 2012/04/13 23:28:05 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: DarDys

    ORIGINAL: thedrake


    ORIGINAL: casts_by_fly

    enough of the fish. What is the new camera then?

    Thanks
    Rick


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    You Dog!

    Nice pics & report, Dan.
    I got the d3100 for my daughters photo class and now is in the hands of my brother. Kinda wish I kept it for myself.
     Nice camera, especially that 18-55mm kit lens. That's a pretty good lens for the money.
     
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