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Dark Cloud

Been doing some fly fishing the past few weeks and thought Id share some pictures.

Heres an early morning pict on the river as the fogs burning off...

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A nice 15 inch rainbow I got on a small BH nymph...

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My dad working a rift in the evening...

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A nice 14 incher that took a sulpher emerger #16...

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This doe swam the river about 50 yards below me as I was sitting re-rigging...

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A fat 17 in brown that took a size 16 emerger also. This fish faught like heck, I swore I had a 20+ inch fish on...

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Duffman

Great pics Jay! Nice fish and scenery. Looks like yer having some fun out east, I'm headed out in a couple hours to chase some green carp. And I'm guessing my scenery might be a tad better - hubba hubba. If I don't get arrested taking pics, I'll post a couple. grin.gif

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Dark Cloud

Hey Duff - Your scenery might be "nicer" but I bet you have to deal with jetskis, boaters, and yahoos. I fished for 4 hours yesterday and saw one guy hundreds of yards away...

Its that time of year here for all the local festivals and county fairs - plenty to look at there, both good and bad...

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so haaad

Dark Cloud,

Looks like your rivers are just a tad bit bigger than ours. grin.gif

Geez, that one's about the size of the mighty miss!

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Andrew Erickson

sweet fish!

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Dark Cloud

soHaad - Thats the upper Delaware. Shes big but also runs cold from the dam. And shes definatly a challenge to fly fish but home to wild browns and rainbows in the 20+ inch class.

We spend a bit of time there but also stomping miles of small streams.

Is this more your size?

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so haaad

Yep. Now I feel more comfortable. Great pics. It looks like you've got some great water to fish. Do those fish below the dam feed on mysis shrimp? I used to live near the Taylor dam in Colorado, which had a similar situation.

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No shrimp here but that tailwater is thick with bugs. Mayflies, caddis, and stones. Right now its mostly blue winged olives and sulphers...

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