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Old 03-25-17, 08:00 AM   #1
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Default Buford Dam 3-24-17

So I slid out of work early since the boss was off. Big T was right about the fish being stacked up. I don't fish the dam much, I prefer smaller mountain streams.
But this was a great opportunity to work on my euro nymping. The ramp had people all over it so I worked my way down and to the middle of the river. 25 to hand in 1-1/2 hours. And there were some really nice fish to boot.
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Old 03-25-17, 09:08 AM   #2
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That last rainbow is a beautiful fish! Hope that guy can holdover so you can catch him next year and see him in his spawning color glory!
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Old 03-25-17, 03:27 PM   #3
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Have never fished at the dam but those are nice looking fish. Are the bows there stream bred, holdovers, recent stockers, some of all? And the browns there are mostly wild/stream-bred?

What are typical go-to nymphs for fishing at the dam, assuming one uses an indicator rig?
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Old 03-25-17, 05:28 PM   #4
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I was parking at Bowmans island yesterday and the stocking truck was just leaving for the dam. If I recall correctly there were about 2000 ten inchers and 200 thirteen inchers on board!
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Old 03-25-17, 06:32 PM   #5
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I saw your Instagram post looked at the water and knew you were on my turf. Looks like fun I wish I was there!
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Old 03-25-17, 06:45 PM   #6
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Have never fished at the dam but those are nice looking fish. Are the bows there stream bred, holdovers, recent stockers, some of all? And the browns there are mostly wild/stream-bred?

What are typical go-to nymphs for fishing at the dam, assuming one uses an indicator rig?
All the browns in the river are wild fish. Haven't stocked them in 10+ years. The bows are mostly stockers and some holdovers. This year they seem more colorful than usual. Has anyone else caught fish with a bright orange, almost cutthroat like slashes on their jaws. Anyone else notice this? I'll attach a picture if I can. Fish were at Smith's just if anyone was interested.
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Old 03-26-17, 09:52 AM   #7
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Wayne T
As far as nymphs go I would have to defer to the guys that fish there often. I was throwing a squirmy with a soft hackle and the bit was 70/30 soft hackle/squirmy.

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I was hoping you would have had another PFD, and we could have run into one another. But I did use a lot of the new stuff you taught me a few weeks ago. It's hard breaking bad habits, but at least I now know they are bad habits.
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