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Tiger Trout

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I called a buddy to see about getting on the water for a couple of hours tonight. All I've been thinking about the past two weeks was the fact that I didn't fish many dries this year, and that outside of midge and olive hatches on the spring creeks over the Winter, there won't be much activity on top until the Spring. So, as I was heading out the door, I emptied my nymph and streamer boxes from my pack so I was forced to fish dries.

Once we got to the water, there were a lot of midges in the air, but didn'y see any risers. I started casting to likely spots with a beetle, which got some looks and even a nudge, but no actual takes. I switched to a renegade, and got some weak takes/misses (I was able to see the fish coming up, and didn't think I was lifting too soon), then finally landed a nice brown.

I started seeing occasional rises, but nothing consistent, and they weren't impressed by the renegade anymore. I switched to a parachute Adams and started getting more looks, and false takes, just blind casting.

I worked up to the base of a tree that had small sweeper before picking up speed. I knew there had to be a fish there, I just wasn't completely confident that it'd come up top given the short opportunity for a drift before being swept away. It took me a few casts to finally get a decent drift from the multiple current lanes, but I hooked a fish, and lo and behold.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ziiUA ... UFv0_FnQ/view?usp=sharing

Posted on: 2017/11/3 2:40


Re: Tiger Trout

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very cool! 30 years of fishing and I have yet to see one in person.

Posted on: 2017/11/3 6:03


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Very nice.

GenCon

Posted on: 2017/11/3 6:49
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Very cool.

Posted on: 2017/11/3 7:23
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Nice! I've exactly caught two over a period of 54 years.

Posted on: 2017/11/3 7:35
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Very nice, congrats.

Posted on: 2017/11/3 8:56


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And you caught it on a dry too. Very special!

Posted on: 2017/11/3 10:01


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Congratulations. The holy grail.

Posted on: 2017/11/3 11:11
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Outstanding!

Posted on: 2017/11/3 12:35
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Sweet

Posted on: 2017/11/3 16:17
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Re: Tiger Trout

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Dryflyguy, I'm actually tossing around the idea of only fishing dries next year. I still need to see if I'm able to undertake something like that. I almost feel as if I'd have to get one of my fishing buddies to go in on it with me so I'm held accountable.

Posted on: 2017/11/3 17:29


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Nice!

Posted on: 2017/11/3 18:41


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Always nice to see another one of these.

Posted on: 2017/11/3 21:10


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Now that's a memorable outing! Congrats on the lil' unicorn! Gasp....they do exist

Posted on: 2017/11/3 21:34


Re: Tiger Trout

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Thanks everyone. I've always wanted to catch one, but never thought I would have the good fortune to do so.

Posted on: 2017/11/4 13:48



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