Sunday, October 14, 2012

One fly..

I worked the morning and didn't get my first look at a fish till almost 1:30.  Since I went strait from work I some how just assumed I had all my stuff. I was able to park close and could see a school working toward the back of a shallow creek channel so I grabed my shit and was ready for them as they moved toward me at a good clip. I had a heavy crawfish fly tied on from other water and made a good cast..plop and fish gone! Ok, so they're a little touchy. Reached in for my fly box for something lighter and I had a box of dries in there! WTF Not good..Ran up to the truck and I knew I had left the box I needed on my boat. Tore the truck apart and went through half a dozen fly boxes full of Marine/Striper flies for nada.  JUst about to call it and I score a crusty black bugger in the ash tray!. A little trim here and there and I was in business. That one fly saved the day and I ended up catching a good number of fish on it. Wouldn't have been my first choice but what ya gonna do.





4 comments:

Carlos Rubio said...

Hi David... Sometimes we carry many flies for nothing, and a fly that normally we ignore can give us a nice surprise...
Carlos, from Spain...
good fishing

Trevor Tanner said...

I have had that happen. It is a crushing blow. Funny how there is always a stray reject laying around the car somewhere though...

Fish Whisperer said...

I usually only use one lure for the day, but carry 50 other ones just in case. Go figure.
Tight Lines

Gregg said...

Same here. Carry many (214 by count one time) carp flies but seriously usually fish one pattern and maybe 2 flies in 14 hours of fishing. I say though, "you never know.."

Gregg