Well ...... Tried the blue river yesterday for the first time in my life. Started down by green mountain res. For two reasons . I hate crowds and elbow fishing the outlets didn't look fun so I did donuts in the parking lot as the masses rigged up watching in horror hahaha . Then drove my happy ass outside of silvy. Hooking into a tiny tiny brown. Ate an egg of all things. So . After 4 hrs of 12 degree snow/sunny wading with little success. I proceeded to my place at the #mysis buffet with the rest. Actually was pleasantly surprised to see they had cleared out. ( probably had to get back to Denver before the wife yells at them)
So I checked out a spot a few friends had recommended.... thankyou sir 🤙@chrisjhanson . As well as @coloradoflyfishingcouple . Of course threw a mysis for my lead nymph, followed by an absolute favorite of Chris and mine, The fabled Mercury Beauty size #24 of course...
I worked my first hole with absolute tedious precision. High sticking to the point of carpal tunnel . Knowing that catching myself a blue river bow of epic proportions depended souly on a well presented mysis / midge platter.
Over and over I watched perfect drift turn to constant hang ups on bottom. Which is good so I've been taught....im where I need to be. But where are the fish ?? Of course . I look to my left , scratching the soon impending darkness out of my eyes. There sat two massive blue river pigs. Slurping mysis less than 2ft from me.
I continue fishing the deep run ahead of me. Glancing over ever so often , thinking "if I could just get my net right under him "
But my gut said no you got this. Just keep at it. Looking of at those two gorgeous , bright red striped lunkers......tap tap ....tap tap. SHIT !!!! THERE HE IS !! WHEW!! After a glorious 10 second brawl he shook me loose ...only to retrieve a straight hooked mercury midge 🤤 .
So .....without further adeau!!!! Here's a gorgeous cheesman caynon bow from Saturday with the great homie @jayceleon
Enjoy folks. Tightlines everyone !!! Have a beautiful day - 1 month ago