Thurs. Apr. 9, 2015…..Simply no other way to put it. I guided Dr Steve Hardy today and we had a banner day. With the threat of storms we got an early start, the water was still high where we fished …mostly from yesterday’s storms.
I knew if it was clear enough to fish we could have a great day. We saw only a few rises all day so we spent the day slinging big uglies. Steve put between 50 and 60 fish in the net by my guess. We caught them on a variety of flies but by far the most effective was a Squirminator tied in yellow/orange …which imitates hognose sucker spawn where we were.
We fished right through til a severe thunderstorm ended our day around 4pm. But that was ok, Steve put a slaying on them for sure. We left as a really heavy storm moved in and the sky and horizon was rife with storms in all directions. Will be interesting to see if water levels hold up as a big line of storms was out to the West and poised to move through later this evening. I am supposed to guide a trip on upper Wilson tomorrow , will be guiding Jack and John Keller, and Danny Mirtz, all from Stokesdale, NC. Could blow us out if it rains too hard.
Have a great evening….
Jeff Wilkins FlyFishing
3703 Windspray Ct
Summerfield, NC 27358
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