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#1 Dale A. Darling

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 07:09 PM

Hi.

Attached File  Connamara#2.JPG   111.57K   47 downloads I posted this the other day,
and I suppose it rightly received few comments. Anyway, I
wanted to see it after it was swung, and in the water, too.
Attached File  BlackerWet.JPG   76.77K   62 downloads well, like this.
In the water the fibers sat pretty flat, but the water was very slow,
almost without current.
Attached File  Stream1.JPG   232.76K   56 downloadsAttached File  Stream2.JPG   206.58K   50 downloads
Looking up, looking down.
Attached File  Trout.jpg   195.78K   43 downloads Two local fly fishing clubs
lease three different stretches of three different streams, buy
trout from Missouri, and stock them in mid-December when it is
cool enough they'll survive. In late March into April, when
temperatures warm, they issue an end, and ask people to end the barbless
flies C&R to harvest and eat the fish. This is one of the areas that
got trout, which have schooled in one deep area.
They are very skittish because the water is low and very clear:
lovely, in fact, and they are exposed. A heron flew off when I
walked in.
Attached File  TroutFly1.JPG   72.6K   45 downloadsAttached File  TroutFly2.JPG   149.15K   51 downloads
Still, a couple took an Alexandria wet. They'd follow flies, but
were hesitant to take it. No complaints at seeing and hooking a few
fish in a remote area that is quiet and fairly wild.
So I tied smaller and larger flies of that sort, which I intend to try
when I have the energy to go again.
Attached File  Alexandrias.JPG   103.31K   49 downloads
And then, after I also tied half a dozen of a Blacker Trout fly
I'll try next time out, I tied this. All that I'll say is the
fly did not end as intended when I started, which did not include
the idea of a topping, but ended with 4 - the first time I've
tied more that 2.
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So that's the story for now.
I hope you're all doing well. Hi Gotz.
dd
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#2 Flynewbrunswick

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 07:15 PM

Wow.Great fish shots. These are Rainbows correct?.Glad to see you have a fishery open this time of year :o



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Posted 21 January 2018 - 07:20 PM

Dale,amazing how different they look after being fished. I would fish any of those in a heartbeat,especially the last one. Love the water makes me want to say goodbye to winter, some day maybe

 

 

 

 

 Stephen



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Posted 21 January 2018 - 07:35 PM

Thanks Chris,

Yes; rainbows. I don't think they stock anything else.
One section of one area has been poached: all of the fish are gone.
I found an empty worm container and a spinner bait there. Sad, but
no surprise. Most of the fish are between 13-16 inches,
with a few larger. On Friday, when I took these shots, I did see
one that was probably 25" or larger. Fat. Lying in a spot, head down,
apparently saying, "biazulip, biazulip; what's going on? This isn't
Kansas Toto."
Toto was 16", but more animated. We don't know why.

Thanks Stephen. I really like how these flies look wet, If the water comes
up, I'll swing them - I caught trout on then in our Colorado stream, but
I plan to join Matt and fish them for bass and other warm water stuff,
including red fish if I get to go.

Hope you're both well. Endure. Tie. Thrive.

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 07:37 PM

Great story Dale...and it never fails to amaze me how these flies look when wet. It's obvious the fish like'em...so do I.

Nice looking rainbow too....

Cheers,

George


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Posted 21 January 2018 - 07:54 PM

Excellent stuff Dale!!!


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#7 Dale A. Darling

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 08:10 PM

Thanks George and Ronn. I They certainly are recognizable wet but look very different than drawn or photographed dry. The Alexandria in trout mouth looks best to me.
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Posted 21 January 2018 - 09:34 PM

Yeah ... thanks for taking us along and sharing the fishing experience with us.  Did you get out on Friday or Sat?

Nothing like a real world fish tank to test the tying theories in !

 

I too like the Alexandra/Alexandria for fishing.

 

The fly was originally named after the  Princess Alexandra of Denmark who became the queen England by marrying the Prince of Wales 1863.

 

In America the name of the fly was Alexandra in 1883, by 1893 it had been changed to Alexandria.  Typo or ?

 



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Posted 21 January 2018 - 11:20 PM

Good stuff Dale, love the color of your water too.

 

...and thanks for that tidbit Royce



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Posted 21 January 2018 - 11:42 PM

You'd like it Val. I was thinking about both you and Royce out there Friday. I Thanks Royce. The fk y really flattened out. Looked cool. In the trout mouth the fibers flared a lot when the fish stopped, flattened out when it swam. No video. Too hard one handed.
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Posted 22 January 2018 - 12:21 PM

Thanks Dale.  I really enjoy fishing tales and photos

 

gotz