Standing on a ledge, the bugger flew through the air via an upstream cast. Trout on. Another cast - trout on. The first fourteen casts would produce trout. The brown bugger was once again in favor.
Action slowed for a bit, but then picked up again. I worked this stretch of water from the right to the left and their seemed to be bows everywhere.
Meanwhile, standing at the edge of the bank, Ralph Fullenwider was experiencing the same as I was and for Ralph it was a bow with every cast. Ralph gave it up when some claim jumpers came to his spot, but he had already landed 30 bows. He seemed quite satisfied.
Jeff Joseph came down to the river and on this outing he brought his son Doug. It was good seeing Jeff on the river again - I've missed him the last couple of seasons it seems.
Jeff and Doug took positions off an island and where a channel runs on one side. It wasn't long until they were having their own trout rodeo.
|Jeff and Doug|
Leaving my original spot I decided to wade out to Chuck's Ledge, which is getting to be a more dicey type of thing to do as each year I get a little "less" agile. However, I made it without busting the ol' arse and the bows were laying in wait just downstream.
After battling the bows there, the sandbar seemed inviting and here were even more bows. And, it was here there were some rather nice bows for this early in trout season at Blue. Several bows came to hand that would go 15 inches, and they were beautifully colored.
Over the last two days there have been a good number of hook-jaw trout that has found the brown bugger favorable and that seems a bit odd I would say.
As I stood on the sandbar, a Texas fly fisher that was new to the Blue struck a conversation. The gentleman was still looking for trout and not being familiar with the river a little bit of information would go a long way. So, I invited him to take my spot and tie on a bugger.
Unfortunately, for me, I had to be at the mercantile store at 11 a.m. and it was time for me to go. I do not know how the Texas gentleman fared after I left, but it's my hope he got into some Blue River trout.
I left the river with 56 trout to hand. 53 came on the brown bugger. The other three came on a squirrel tail nymph.