When it’s not always raining there’ll be days like this
When there’s no one complaining there’ll be days like this
When everything falls into place like the flick of a switch
Well, my mama told me, “There’ll be days like this”
The fishing gods are fair. After giving me three of the biggest fish Ive ever caught in the lake in less than two weeks on three consecutive trips in November, I haven’t even felt a hit on a fly in my last three trips in December. Ken Oda and Steph had some slow days the last couple weeks but they all caught a couple at least. It must be the cold weather or maybe its casting that nine inch clouser all over the lake and the big fish are just confused now that the lake is filling . I did mark some fish at 90 feet right in the middle of the lake but there has been an obvious drop of shallow water action these last couple weeks in my opinion. Maybe the cold weather has pushed the fish out of the shallows and into the deep. For whatever reason, the fishing at the main lake went from amazing to really slow in the last two weeks. I think next week Ill get back to the Forebay and try to exercise some smaller fish, I miss that.
Casting the Echo Primes is effortless. The Sniper T-14 and Outbound Short Custom cuts at 30 feet cast well on the 9 and 10 wgt one piece rods. Too bad I cant take one piece rods to Bolivia. I am interested in the Winston Boron III Plus Jungle Rods especially made for Golden Dorado and Peacock Bass. They are fast action, Reinforced Boron rods with a long fighting butt. They are lightweight and are outfitted with oversized guides to cut down on line friction. They have double reinforcement and the 9 wgt weighs in at 4 5/8 oz. Im not leaving for Bolivia till next year so Ill have plenty of time to test one out.
Speaking of Bolivia, Im putting an order together to have some flies tied in Kenya for Bolivia. I ordered the materials this week for Andino Decievers in several colors. Im going to try the Owner AKI hooks for these flies and ordered some sample flies from Dan Johnson Saltwater Flies
Blast for the Past
One year ago today…