Friday, February 26, 2016
Swift Update And A Thank You
"Nobody goes there anymore because it's too crowded" Yogi Berra
We both agreed that it would be cold and windy. Bob left the Y Pool parking lot 10 minutes before me and he and the other owners of the 5 vehicles stopped before the Y Pool. My dream was that the windy forecast would be false and I would have some surface action at the Pool. I've had many good late winter days in this spot so that's were I went. I was the only one there at 9:30 am again.
Short Story - The wind was outrageous bringing the wind chill south of 20 degrees. Casting was a chore but I was able to get to the north side of the pool, getting out of the wind and having the late February sun in my face. Not too bad.
The second cast bent the bamboo and the bow came to the net via a plastic head scud. Another hit and was landed and two threw the hook.There are trout there. With all of that wind and cold I still saw a winter caddis dancing along the surface. I saw two rises. Hmm...
Went up the bubbler arm because fish hawk Lenny nailed some bows and brookies during the downpour on Wednesday. I so no brookies but got some bows. That was ok.
Swift regular BILL was arriving as I was leaving. He said that he almost didn't go out because of the wind and cold. He also showed me is hellgrammite pattern that has worked this winter on the upper Swift. So much for midges.
Saturday will be cool like today but the wind will be less. We may kiss 50 degrees on Sunday.
ALSO, Thank you for reading this blog. Viewers are up about 40% over last year. They have been up every year for years but the last 12 months have been outstanding. Thank YOU!!!!!
Spring is on the way!!! Go Fish!!
Posted by Millers River Flyfisher at 5:06 PM
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