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Old 07-25-2007, 08:08 AM
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Smilin for Small-mouth in the Millers

Yesterday (Tuesday) I fished a small stretch of the Millers River in Erving from 10am to 2 pm. I started off with a small Dalberg diver in yellow, which is a generally perfect fly for the Small-mouths in this stretch. Nada, not even a look. I worked toward the head of the pool working the fly slow, fast, still, twitchy, and nothing doing. When I got to the top of the pool I put on a small Clouser that I tied for Trout fishing and hallelujah
I enter Small-mouth heaven with hits almost every cast for the next hour. I also picked up one fourteen-inch Rainbow.
It gets better. When this flurry of fishing tapers off I change up to a nymph rig with two bead heads about size 10. Small-mouth heaven starts all over again and for the next forty minutes its fish after fish and two more Rainbows thrown in for good measure. Final tally a horde of Small-mouths, three Rainbows, one Sunfish, and a very content fisherman.
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Old 07-25-2007, 09:12 PM
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Awesome! Smallies make me smile too . Even the little jumpin' jacks that don't stay in the water long enough for you to set the hook before they toss the fly!

The farther you can cast, the easier it is for a fish to take you into your backing. I seldom see my backing . . .
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