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(Little) Fishing Creek, Sullivan/Columbia County, 5/3/2014

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Fishing Creek, Sullivan County
Overcast day to midday sun, stormy evening
Air Temp: 68F
Water Temp: 48F
Bugs: waterskippers, gnats
Water Clarity: ultra-clear
Water Depth: 1-4 feet

1600: Haven't been here in 15 years or so, so I drove back to the source creeks deep in the state game lands. Found some nice natural springs, fast flowing creek, and a couple small native trout fry.
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Fishing Creek, Columbia County
Overcast day to midday sun, stormy evening
Air Temp: 65F and cooling
Water Temp: 51F
Bugs: waterskippers, Quill Gordon
Water Clarity: clear
Water Depth: 3-8 feet

1700: Decided to pop in at the Fishing Creek walk-in at Mill Race Golf Course. The 10th hole has been good to me lately, so I figured I'd press my luck with the creek that runs parallel to it. Fished an olive wooly bugger with sinking line for a little while with no luck.
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1745: All of a sudden, the occasional Quill Gordon started skittering across the surface. No fish were rising.

"Oh, what the hell, might as well see how fast I can change spools and see if my flies actually float."

1800: Changed and ready. At least my fly actually floats like it should!

1802: On my second cast, I catch my first ever fly fishing trout!!
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Pretty sure it was a stocked trout, but I don't care.

Fly used: my own Spring Quill, size 18 with green dubbing for a body. Not the proper color, but I don't think this fish cared too much as I was skittering it in on the surface.

1830: Dark clouds coming. Decide to quit while I'm ahead.

Posted on: 5/3 20:40

Edited by duckfoot on 2014/5/3 21:36:28
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Re: (Little) Fishing Creek, Sullivan/Columbia County

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Congratulations on your first fish on a fly rod! On your own fly and on top none the less, that's the way to do it.


Posted on: 5/3 21:09
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Re: (Little) Fishing Creek, Sullivan/Columbia County

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BrookieChaser wrote:
Congratulations on your first fish on a fly rod! On your own fly and on top none the less, that's the way to do it.

Thank you. I'm especially proud of changing my game plan to a "winning" pattern. So, so, so, so glad I bought this reel just because it came with four spools. Couldn't have caught this fish today without that option to change it out.

Few things in life are as satisfying as catching a fish on your own creation...as I was pulling this fish in I was thinking, "wow, this fly fishing thing actually works!" HAHA

Posted on: 5/3 21:16
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Re: (Little) Fishing Creek, Sullivan/Columbia County, 5/3/2014

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Congratulations. It seems like your pretty knowledgable for being new to the sport. Very nice.

Posted on: 5/3 21:55


Re: (Little) Fishing Creek, Sullivan/Columbia County, 5/3/2014
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Cool report! Congrats on your new success - here's wishing you much more.

Posted on: 5/3 21:58






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