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Old 08-26-2002, 08:10 AM
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Wink Swift River 8/23

After talking the boss into an early friday departure, I made it to the swift around 3pm. Fished the FFO section, and as I had hoped the high water had started to spread the fish out a bit.

Located several nice fish in the first slick I fished and noticed that many of them were already paired up with the hens on their redds. Noticed a lot of people casting to the hens too As usual, microscopics were on the menu and the fish were leader-shy. Stuck with terrestrials and nabbed a small native brookie loitering under a bank. Wish I had my camera - the coloration on these fish is incredible.

Worked my way up to the Y-pool and witnessed the usual throng of anglers pounding the water. With some creative wading, I worked away from the crowd and picked up a nice 18" 'bow in full spawning colors. Saw one other fish caught before moving on.

Hit one final spot on the way back to the car and found a well-concealed pod of rainbows working behind some deadfall. After missing a few takes, picked up one on a hopper and called it a day.

Just a beautiful summer afternoon to be on the water.

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Old 08-26-2002, 09:32 AM
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Dave...great report...love that river and you had great success ..which we could convince the Monomoy stripers of this...
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Old 08-26-2002, 09:45 AM
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John - not even the defense crab could convince them to bite on Saturday! Still enjoyed exploring the outer limits and finding that tidal pool and monster rip - even if it was a LONG walk. Looking forward to meeting up again for the fall migration & thx for the CAC invite.
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Old 08-26-2002, 09:50 AM
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Nice report. It sounds like you really earned the fish that you caught. Isn't it satisfying to catch fish from a stretch of river that gets pounded so hard?

I'm going back to my sight fishing spot on Thursday with Puck. I had a long drive back from a family wedding in Maine yesterday and my mind wandered about novel patterns. I tied a few upon our return last night, and if they prove effective I'll put them in the archive. Either way, I'll post a report.
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hoping to hit the swift tomorrow...

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