Monday, December 5, 2011

We did a little December fly-fishing!


We headed to a tiny construction pond that is fed by a tiny brook in Conway.
Clay had some luck there the night before for golden shiners so we thought if the shiner bite was on maybe the trout would be hungry. Also someone pointed out that we haven't done any fly fishing during the quest so we figured we should do a little before the ice comes...







We had a selection of flies available and chose a tiny floating fly. Clay made a bunch of casts and had no luck, we figured the trout were down deep. Since we didn't have any other small flies that sink we chose to add a split-shot to the line and Dave made a few casts.







After about 5 minutes Dave had a little wild brookie... We took some pictures, let the fish go and called ourselves successful fly-fishermen and went on our way!

7 comments:

  1. Nice brook trout.

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  2. Be careful most waters up that way are closed to fishing this time of year...

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  3. Thanks for the advice, you're correct most ponds are closed. BUT this is a man-made pond on private property... we think we were ok to catch this...

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  4. Still closed.. Wild fish so they must come from the brook... I am a fan of the quest I would hate to see you nabbed for poaching..

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  5. You got me nervous, so I called NH Fish and Game and asked them if we were legal, they said the pond is not considered a trout pond and general fishing rules will cover us. So we can legally fish that little pond all year. Thanks for worrying about us but we're ok!

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  6. Love these photos and appreciate the advice about outnumbering fish pictures and its great successful fly-fishermen and went on our way!

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  7. Hey Thanks! BTW Flyfishing tasmania, we checked out your website, great stuff, we love seeing people making a living doing what they love!

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