Good Day, Stormy Weather……
Tues. Apr. 22, 2014…..Good day in Mitchell and Avery Counties today guiding Dr Sims Riggan and his son Cole. We had some weather to deal with today, had a front moving in so we changed where we had planned to fish and it proved to be a good move.
We landed about 35 fish a mix of rainbows and browns and several fish up to 16". Very little dry fly activity, the water still cool where we were. It was a little high as well, so we ended up deep nymphing with very heavy rods and rigs. Worked well, including one spot where Cole masterfully waded and followed my pointers as we fished a very tight and deep run where a tree had fallen in. With very little room for casting error Cole managed 14 fish landed from that spot, and several others hooked that shook free before getting to net.
It was mild n muggy to start but just after lunch rain set in and we had a half hour to 45 minutes of hard rain. It was beginning to run the ditches hard and frankly I am shocked the river didn’t rise and get dirty as it was already a bit high.
Great two days with Sims and Cole…..they were fantastic. I think we landed over 100 fish in two days fishing. The guys did a great job.
Good week so far, a few 20 hr days and a couple more to come. Time for some sleep!
Have a great one…..
Jeff Wilkins FlyFishing
3703 Windspray Ct
Summerfield, NC 27358
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