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Old 03-20-18, 04:13 PM   #1
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Default Mid-morning on the Hooch

Snuck out to hit the hooch mid morning. Took a little bit to find the right pattern but once I did it was on.. Caught both browns and bows for about an hour.. Then started noticing hits but nothing was there when I set the hook.. Turns out my hook broke off.. Must have missed ~5 or so fish.. Ugh... Tied another sz20 midge on in the same color and got a couple more.

I did manage to catch my biggest bow on my dry fly indicator.. . It was around 15inches or so.. No fight in it though.. It was very beat up.. The smaller bows fought harder..

I started euro nymphing but did not have any luck.. Switched over to dry drop and that was when the action started.. Stupid wind...

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Old 03-20-18, 04:44 PM   #2
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thanks for the post. I am a newbie and could use some advice. I live and fish near Bowmans Island. I am starting to regularly catch small browns and bows. I normally use a dry fly indicator and then a heavier midge dropped about 4 feet.

I've had my most success with copper zebra midges. I've never had a fish hit the indicator.

Is my set up OK to catch some of the larger fish? or do I need to strip streamers, woolly buggers or other? thanks in advance!
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Old 03-20-18, 04:46 PM   #3
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sorry if I should have posted this in the "tips" section.
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Old 03-20-18, 04:49 PM   #4
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I was going to go this morning and then I overslept! Twice in a row I've wanted to go in the morning and twice I've slept past my alarms.

I'm glad you had a good day. How bad was the wind? I thought about going around noon but was scared the wind would drag my indicator around too much.

Also, welcome blue assassin. I can't answer your question but surely others will soon
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Old 03-20-18, 04:51 PM   #5
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thanks for the post. I am a newbie and could use some advice. I live and fish near Bowmans Island. I am starting to regularly catch small browns and bows. I normally use a dry fly indicator and then a heavier midge dropped about 4 feet.

I've had my most success with copper zebra midges. I've never had a fish hit the indicator.

Is my set up OK to catch some of the larger fish? or do I need to strip streamers, woolly buggers or other? thanks in advance!
No worries.. Your dropper may be a little long but it all depends on the depth of the water.. I was using a sz20midge and a sz16 midge today and caught fish on both..

I am always around the dam. I usually go in around Haw Creek but sometimes go to the island. Just introduce yourself to any fly fisherman and your chances of running into me are pretty good.

Streamers are better in the Fall/Winter IMO...

Joe
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Old 03-20-18, 05:08 PM   #6
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I was going to go this morning and then I overslept! Twice in a row I've wanted to go in the morning and twice I've slept past my alarms.

I'm glad you had a good day. How bad was the wind? I thought about going around noon but was scared the wind would drag my indicator around too much.

Also, welcome blue assassin. I can't answer your question but surely others will soon
Wind was non-existent to start but then kicked up around 11:30.....
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Old 03-20-18, 07:48 PM   #7
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Could you fish below Haw Creek today with the rain last night?
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Old 03-21-18, 05:29 AM   #8
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The river was fine below Haw creek. It was super crowded for a Tuesday morning. Was it spring break at the old folks home? Hmmm...maybe not I didn't see RScott.
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Old 03-21-18, 10:02 AM   #9
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It was super crowded for a Tuesday morning.
You've taught too many people how to catch fish at the dam in spite of most fish being at Island Ford.



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Old 03-21-18, 12:53 PM   #10
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Thanks for the report
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