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A most unlikely event

2009/12/17 20:43
From Souderton PA
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I fished Valley creek in the rain tonight. I went to a favorite spot while it was still a light sporadic rain, and started off fishing a caddis pattern that has become a bit of a go to for me on this section of Valley. It is a modification of a Davy McPhail pattern that is a fairly unique no-hackle hairwing that I really like. You can fish it as a dry, a cripple/emerger, sink it and dead drift as a nymph and then swing as an emerger. All methods have been productive. So I fished this for about 20 minutes with no luck, then switched to nymphs and wound up catching 2 little browns on a casual dress. All in all it was a nice quite, albeit wet, evening.
After switching to nymphs, I wound up misplacing a backcast and getting my fly stuck in a tree that has become the bane of my fishing existence. I usually wind up donating at least one fly to the tree trout in this tree on every visit. So I pulled, and it seemed to be hooked well. I pulled a bit harder, and it popped and the fly came whizzing back to me. As I retrieved it, I realized that something was wrong. The fly looked like it had began to fall to pieces, and the tippet was wrapped up in an unusually large birds nest. I moved to the side to rebuild my leader and tie on a new fly, and as I drew the fly up into my hand I realized that the fly was in fact fine. I had hooked and retrieved one of my fairly unique caddis patterns along with the attached tippet that I left in the tree the last time I fished there over a month ago! As the rain began to increase I decided that was as much luck as I could handle and headed home.

Posted on: 2013/6/6 22:15
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Re: A most unlikely event

2010/6/12 10:11
Posts: 305
Haha, same thing happened to me on my local stream: plugged a reed across the way and retrieved a tandem set of nymphs, one a midge nymph with hares ear dubbed at the thorax/head.

Thus.... I've been trying different approaches!

Posted on: 2013/6/6 22:22

Re: A most unlikely event

2006/9/17 23:07
Posts: 23
I once caught a giant bass by hooking through a swivel attached to a rig that was in the bass' mouth. I couldn't believe that in the massive lake we were fishing my hook went through that swivel eye and stayed there as I reeled in. Strange days.

Posted on: 2013/6/6 23:33

Re: A most unlikely event

2006/10/18 15:46
From Patterson twp, Pa (Beaver Falls)
Posts: 365
I was fishing a green weenie earlier in the year, got caught on a submurged rock, it let loose and I came back with mine, 2 other green weenies and a glo bug. It was a junk fly extravoganza!

My best claim to fame was steelhead fishing a few years back. A buddy of mine had a tandem nymph set up that the whole thing was lost on a fish. I told him that I'd get it back for him. I cast towards the fish about 10 times, got a "hookset" and it came back at me within a few seconds. Had his whole setup back in less than 2 minutes from when I said I would.

Posted on: 2013/6/7 16:01
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Re: A most unlikely event

2012/5/4 9:12
From D-Town
Posts: 73
Snapped a big brown off on penns rehooked him 5 minutes later got the fly back he snapped off. Fish can be dumb!

Posted on: 2013/6/7 16:11

Re: A most unlikely event

2012/8/21 18:22
Posts: 41
A similiar thing happened to me a few months ago when I was at Valley and I hooked a tree and got it out, and I didn't notice I had hooked another guys flys he lost. I fished with the tangle for about 20 minutes, and I actually caught a fish, the only fish of the day. Weird.

Posted on: 2013/6/7 21:48

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