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Old 02-09-18, 09:29 AM   #1
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Default Hiking, tracking, fishing

Was able to get out and do a little hiking and fishing with the little man.
When we arrived at the river I saw my buddy West gearing up. He'd not been to the section we were going to hike to, so he joined us. Spencer liked that. We also met Sam, a new ngto member on our way out.

When we finally arrived at a good spot to get into the water, we stopped, had a stream side sandwich (pb &?), Then got to work. West had already jumped in and landed a few good ones; later he told me he ended up with about ten or so.

Spencer and I tried spinning and tenkara-ing, but had no luck. But that didn't stop us from having a good time, getting muddy, and wet wading in a cold river on a cold day. On the way out we saw these



he pondered what animal they were from and after cycling through zebra, giraffe, antelope... We settled on a native species, the White tail deer. And we began tracking. Trying to decide what direction it was headed, being as stealthy as a seven year old can be. He swore he saw the deer and heard it and maybe it was my old eyes, but I thought it was a squirrel. He should be on ngto, he's already telling lies...

On the way out of the woods, back to the trail, we saw these



Again cycling through possibilities that included Wolf, coyote, cougar (Quadrapedal feline, not elderly attractive female human), we settled on raccoon. He asked "if we catch it, can I keep it as a pet?" Ah, tv...

Whatta a day away from screens.

I ended up back on the river another day and was able to wrangle a few of these into the net



Not big, but abundant. Think I ended up with about twenty before running into big t and realizing he either caught them all or spooked them all, haha. Seriously, the bite was hot when I arrived, then slowed in the afternoon. The fish were rising every where, even in areas that were super shallow. They were keyed in, and I couldn't dial in what they were eating. It's all good tho.

Then to wrap up a pretty rad week, after disassembling a few rc cars, rebuilding them bigger and more BA, and launching a model rocket



yesterday afternoon Spence and I got to work on our homemade bamboo (cane) rod. It had finally dried, although not straight. He assured me that "ok" dad. It's super flexy. And, it casts a twelve foot furled leader perfectly. We are super anxious to get some fish on it once the hood pond gets going again.






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Old 02-09-18, 09:46 AM   #2
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Good father son time!
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Old 02-09-18, 03:13 PM   #3
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It was great meeting you! I only stayed for two hours or so and caught 3, it was pretty slow for me

this was one of the little browns i caught


i also had a few of these guys on my hook. they look like green caddis nymphs, correct me if i'm wrong



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Old 02-09-18, 03:19 PM   #4
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Great post Steve, having fun with fishing while getting your kid involved as well! That bamboo rod looks awesome and Im sure it'll handle those pond fish without a hiccup. Also, Asiaticus, thanks for including the photos of that caddis larva, I don't have any in the box right now but it looks like I'll be tying up a few
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Steve man nice report! Was good to meet you this week and fish a bit. Great to meet the creator of these sweet reports. Look forward to more fishing with ya.

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Old 02-11-18, 09:54 PM   #6
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It was great meeting you! I only stayed for two hours or so and caught 3, it was pretty slow for me

this was one of the little browns i caught


i also had a few of these guys on my hook. they look like green caddis nymphs, correct me if i'm wrong



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Looks to be a “little sister sedge” which is a caddisfly. Very cool, that piece of water probably holds some healthy fish. I caught tons of those in Colorado.
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Old 02-12-18, 08:44 AM   #7
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Looks to be a “little sister sedge” which is a caddisfly. Very cool, that piece of water probably holds some healthy fish. I caught tons of those in Colorado.
I love the irony of the river. I make a post about Black Caddis disappearing from the river and then these pics pop up looking very similar to the larval stage of a black caddis! Obviously we need more scientific confirmation though but thanks for your two cents sir!
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