Saturday, October 05, 2019

Clear Creek - Saturday, October 5, 2019

I was dying to fish - so figured I'd get in a half day before Z's hockey game.  Hit up Clear Creek about 50 minutes from the house - hit the section right above and below where Fall River dumps in.  They are putting a new bridge/exit over Clear Creek right there at the bend.

I have tied a bunch of jighead flies and wanted to try them.  After seeing them produce on the North Platte I was wanting to give them a try.  I did have success early and then it got a little slow - but still managed a bunch of fish.  Some things I noticed about the jig head flies - the snag up less, get tangled less (especially if you don't use a weight and use tungsten beads for the heads), barbless is awesome - no forceps needed!, they hurt just as much as a regular hook when you lodge one in your finger.

I hooked up right away.  Many, many browns, from about 13 inches all the way to 5 inches.  They were colored up - nothing too buttery, but good to see their spots.  On the last hole by the construction, I landed the pretty brookie at the end.  It was fiesty and went a good 13 inches.  Beautiful white flanks on its fins - so cool looking and quite a surprise.


A couple of other observations - I still have a leak in my right wader below the knee, and I have to finally admit to neeing glasses to tie on anything smaller than size 14 fly.  Ugh, I'm getting old.

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