I got a great fishing report from my young friend Doug Freemann last night, who fished his local wild trout stream in Pennsylvania last evening. Although he only had a short time before the sun's light gave way to darkness, he did well. Using a 7 foot 3 weight, he had the perfect rod for the small creek he fished, and armed with some pheasant tail snowshoe rabbit emergers he managed to bring three healthy wild browns to hand.
Here's Doug fishing his favorite hole, which he describes as "a little confluence between a really small creek that is chock full of food and holds some really small browns, and the main creek." Nice going Doug, I wish I were there to enjoy it with you.
And then there's the chef, Mr. Q, who managed to get some fishing in before hitting the kitchen yesterday. He fished the South Branch of the Raritan River, and as luck would have it, Hendricksons were coming off the river and the fish were on them. He caught "many feesh" on the soft-hackle Hendrickson emerger he tied in the class I gave at Shannon's Fly Shop on Sunday morning. Another celebration of the well-chewed fly:
And finally, Chris Martino, another regular at Shannon's Sunday morning fly tying classes, brought in a couple of Hendrickson sparkle duns he tied after watching the video we made with Tightline Productions recently on how to tie them. Very nice flies Chris, let us know how they worked.
It's always good to hear from fellow anglers and fly tyers, especially when they share their successes on the stream and at the vise.
Get out and fish!