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teejay

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Owens River- 4-13,14
« on: April 17, 2012, 11:11:36 AM »
My nephew and I fished the Owens for the first time on Friday and Saturday. The weather was nasty and the bite was slow.
I did manage one small brown on one of my home made brassie flys which was exciting. Of course, on Sunday when we had to head home, the weather was perfect. We definitely want to go back.



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Re: Owens River- 4-13,14
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2012, 11:47:42 AM »
I seldom do well on the LO but I keep going back. At least you caught one and on a fly you built to boot, thats always a good day.

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Re: Owens River- 4-13,14
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2012, 07:25:45 PM »
Sounds like it was still a good trip to me.
gone fishn, hope to be catchn soon !

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Re: Owens River- 4-13,14
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2012, 08:50:39 AM »
Trade you that trip for where I am today, cold, no fish or not!!!!!!!!!

Good to get away and spend time with your nephew, teejay.
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Re: Owens River- 4-13,14
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2012, 04:02:41 PM »
As Roderick Haig-Brown said:
There will be days when the fishing is better than one's most optimistic forecast, others when it is far worse.  Either is a gain over just staying home.   :)

 

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Re: Owens River- 4-13,14
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2012, 08:16:29 AM »
great photo of the ownes teejay!

i could hear you from here when you yelled out 'it works, it works!'  when that fish took your fly:)
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Re: Owens River- 4-13,14
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2012, 10:52:39 AM »
Youíre right L.H., I acted like it was the first fish that I ever caught. We were at the Owens with the SPFF Club for their fly fishing class graduation outing Ėthe same club that I took the fly tying class with this winter. The brassie was the first pattern that we tied and although it is easy to construct it is very effective. Even the pros were having a tough time with the bite so I felt really lucky that I caught something.



My first O.R. monster brown(thanks for the photo Michael) ;D

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Re: Owens River- 4-13,14
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2012, 01:33:32 PM »
Iíve been fly tying for over 30 years now and I still get excited when I catch a fish on one of my own flies.  Teejay, have you tyed a Wooly Bugger, Hareís Ear or Pleasant Tail?  Good beginner flies and all very effective.
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Re: Owens River- 4-13,14
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2012, 03:15:33 PM »
My nephew was using the pheasant tail and had several takes but wasnít able to set the hook Ėtoo much slack. I caught one on a copper john but lost him.
Youíre right about the hare's ear, Iíve had good results with the pattern in the past but I didnít try them on this trip. The fish seemed to be only interested in small stuff and the ones in my box were too big. (Ha,I never considered size 14 to be too big before)
Iíve tried the wolly bugger on occasion but never had any luck with it. Iím sure it has a lot to do with my presentation.

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Re: Owens River- 4-13,14
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2012, 07:49:22 PM »
Thanks tj, for sharing the trip. Cold or not, the pics were mesmerizing.
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