|To the left|
|To the right|
|Across the lake to the right|
|Across the lake to the left|
Then it hit me, I was in the middle of a hatch of some kind. I managed to snag one out of the air and guess what, Blue Winged Olive. Which brings me to the title of this post, did I have my fly rod and my new size 18 & 20 Baetis fly set? Not on your life. So here I sat with trout sipping something (probably nymphs and emergers, remember I'm an Entomologist in training) the film not more that 5 feet off shore at times and me with my fingers stuck somewhere (I won't go there). I could have dangled a fly in the water and not even had the leader touch the water they were so close.
One would think, since this happened once before and it wasn't all that long ago, that the bonehead that 's writing this blog post would have had his fly rod with him.
At least some of the fishermen (other than yours truly) that were out there today caught a fish or two. Two guys parked next to me and one put out his rod with a single hook, two small split shot, and chartreuse Power Bait maybe 15 feet from shore. In less than two minutes he hooked up and landed a nice Rainbow. Now here's the problem, he was right next to me and his name was Mark. I'm sure that the Rainbow was aiming for my line and got his by mistake just because of the similarity of the name. What do you think? Just kidding, Mark and his friend (and I apologize for not getting his name) were really nice guys and since Mark had a bad catching year in 2011, I glad he was starting out 2012 in a positive way.
As I was leaving, I snapped this picture of the view in front of where I was parked.
|Right in front of the truck|
Till the next time this bonehead blogger does something to dazzle you.