Trout - Both Real & Fabricated

Saturday was a pretty nice day in southeastern Pennsylvania.  The temps were in the low to mid 50s and the sun was playing peek-a-boo with the clouds all afternoon.  Having anything above 35-40 degrees in mid February basically being the equivalent of playing with house money, why not push my luck?  Not having fished since January, it was time to wet a line, if only for a two hour "escape."

Blinded by the light...

I'm not one to spin a long story about the majesty of the outdoors, the symphony of the stream, or the Holiness of the trout.  Let a more talented writer string those superlatives together.  I went fishing.  I caught a few.  Even despite a frustrating case of the LDRs on the first two I hooked.  (Long Distance Release - for the the acronymically-challenged).  Here's a few pictures of the day.

A rare anglerless view.  Fellow fly fishermen were out in force on this day taking advantage of the weather.
My second LDR of the day was by a jumper about 4 feet to the right of that rock on the left.
Since when did 12" brownies jump 2 feet clear out of the water to kick a fly?
Camera misfire, but a nice shot of the Vedavoo chest pack
A close up of the day's meal ticket - Mr. Copper John
Hey look...a trout.  It's been a while, but you've seen them here before

What's that white thing in the tree?...
...a fake trout someone left behind.  Yeah, I caught that one too.

Free Rapala = More streamside loot.  Now where's my spinning rod?

Comments

  1. Nice! I'm hoping to get out for some light tackle today - maybe try the yellow perch run or gamble on some early bass and crappie....I have daddy duty all day, and my trout spots are not toddler friendly....

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    1. Light tackle is where it's at. Well, Daddy duty is where it's at, but you know what I mean...

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  2. Nice looking stream and fish!

    Glad to hear ya got out.

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  3. I'm jealous...Last year I had time in the winter to fish but we were buried under several feet of snow. This year the weather has been great for winter fishing but I have had no time. We'll at least someone is catching some thing. Nice brown.

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    1. Well, when you find the time let me know. My New York fishing license needs to get used.

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  4. Looking good! Picture...video...you had it all going on! And fakeI trout to. Boit! Ha! Glad you could enjoy your couple hours.

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    1. I swear some spammer got through and wrote that...wait a minute! How did they get my picture...hmmm... T!~ Glad you had a great outing with that buckskin bag...And you are definitely one up on me with catching a fake fish... : )

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    2. Sorry I was slow to the delete button! I think I'm going to keep a running total of streamside loot. Should be interesting to see what's left behind over the course of a year.

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  5. AH, I'm here with the flu. Haven't been able to get out for the last week, not to mention school. Hoping to get out today, and nice lil' Brown.

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  6. Awful big lure for such skinny water. Maybe frustration put it in the tree.

    Mark

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    1. That's what I thought. There's deeper spots that hold bigger fish, but it wasn't where I found that lure...

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  7. Ya got some greenery goin' on over there! Glad you could get out and share it with us. Take care -

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    1. The least I could do to repay you for the twig snappin' adventures you take us on.

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  8. If there are fish around to bite that big lure, you need a bigger fly.

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  9. Seemed like it was nice to get out anyway and you got a free lure to boot.

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  10. Good to see you got out and got into some action.

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    1. Thanks Bill...just waiting for the Spring to spring!

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  11. Sometimes even fake fish can be fun. Glad you got out Mike.

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    1. Except when you try to extract their trebles from your landing net.

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  12. way to get out on the water in February. Catching a few is a plus. You can even turn a profit from this trip by selling that fake trout on ebay.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Passinthru Outdoors Blog - Sharing the Passion

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    1. eBay...HA! That lure's a keeper. I'll use it once it warms up a bit.

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  13. Glad you got out and found a few fish....good stuff!

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