Good Day, Cool Weather and More Wet Weather on The Way……….
Wed…..Mar. 30, 2011……..Had some interesting trips so far this week, the weather has been all over the place, warm, cool, cold, back to warm…..sunny, heavy rain, sleet, drizzle, heavy wet snow, windy, no wind…..you name it we have had it. Its been a mixed bag and the fish have been constantly facing changing conditions which can make them more difficult to locate and catch. I guided Susan Singer and Claudia Cannady on Monday and we had an enjoyable day with rain and heavy snow early on but it stopped about midday allowing us to get in a good bit of fishing without getting soaked. We caught a good number of rainbows and lost a few too. Tuesday I was up and out early again and met up with and Guided Tim O’Connell and his 11yr old son Keagan….we had cold and snow early but it warmed up nicely and we had a good day catching a mix of rainbows and brookies on a variety of my new bead head patterns and midge patterns. Small patterns ruled as the water dropped a bit since the weekend and when that occurs smaller patterns are always a good idea. We also were heartbroken as 11yr old Keagan hooked two huge rainbows and the first one broke off right away while the second one gave him a bit of tussle and made a hard run upstream and jumped 2-3 feet into the air and broke off—it was a 23-25" rainbow that appeared to be of the 5-6lb size…….There’s always next time!
Had a scheduled trip with Thomas Nelson of Greensboro, NC today but the water was up and pretty mucky so we decided to reschedule. Probably could have made it work as I knew of a couple of spots that might have been fishable with all the rain. Will be watching the weather radar with interest to see what this next round of rain will do. Have a week full next week of trips to prepare for beginning with a two day trip with Dr. Ken Karb Greensboro, NC, Dr. Hy Muss of Chapel Hill, NC, and Dr. Rich Goldberg of Chapel Hill, NC.
Hope the rest of your week is good and stay dry……! Good fishing…..
Jeff Wilkins Fly Fishing
"Where Fly Fishing is a Professional Passion"
3703 Windspray Court
Summerfield, NC 27358
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