Tuesday

New Member















A while back, GF posted a story about Steve who visited Korea to fish with him.  Steve was working at Hong Kong at the time and now he is back in his home town which is not too far from my house.  Steve contacted me to fish together and we decided to fish the Gorge.


It turns out that Steve is a small creek junky.  He started to fly fish at tender age of 14 years and his casting reflects his experience very well.  Steve never fished gorge and I thought it will be a proper reintroduction to his home ground.



We met at the parking lot early in the morning and hiked into the gorge.  It was a perfect day to be out.  The water level was on a low side but helped us wade in and out of the river.  There weren’t much hatch activity.  A few caddis and small bwos were fluttering around but not enough to bring trout to the surface.


After a few switching around of flies, both of us were able to catch some browns although most of them got away before I was able to take some pics. 


As a routine to the gorge fishing, we veer off from the main river to the small feeder creek.  As expected, the water level was very low which limited us to fish only handful of the pools.  Watching Steve cast in a tight environment was a pleasure to watch.  Surprisingly, we caught more browns than brookies (actually we only caught one brook trout). I’ve never caught browns on this creek and it is somewhat disturbing if the native residents are being forced out of their habitat.






It was a pleasure to fish with Steve and looking forward to our next trip.  But more than anything, we now have a new member to our club.

Thursday

Fishing in Korea

Since there seems to be a problem getting our members in Korea to post their trips.  I basically dug out some pictures from Princefly.co.kr and Rainbowfly.co.kr websites. I missed seeing these scenes...


















Tuesday

Wild Trout Grand Slam + chub

With a nasty hangover from the night before, I wasn't sure if the fishing will be an agenda for the day but with some strong self persuasion, I was able to get my butt out of the bed and able to make a quick trip to nearest wild trout creek. I haven't fished here since last year but I felt right at home as soon as I got to the creek and took a first step into the creek.







The creek contained many eager trout.  All three species competing for my flies.  I didn't have to be selective with my flies.  As always for this time of the year, the ausable bomber did the trick.  




It was interesting to note that the most of rainbows took my fly with very quick but almost sipping at my fly where as browns and brookies did exact opposite creating huge rutgers.


Oddball!


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Due to my condition, I had to call it a quit early but I was glad to be out.

Monday

Spreading good things

A good friend of mine always wanted to learn how to fly fish but his busy schedule and a baby never allowed him to do so.  His wife is traveling with the baby which gave him a rare window of opportunity to explore my favorite creek with me this Saturday.  It was a bright sunny day but finding shaded pools wasn't a problem for us.

My friend used to compete in freestyle frisbee championships.  As a result, his heightened hand and eye coordination helped him tremendously to understand and learn the principal of casting .  After a quick lesson, he was swinging the rod with tight loops. 




My friend did the most of fishing but watching him improve and actually CATCHING was exciting enough for me to suppress my urge to swing the rod.






With the willing trout, we had a blast but more than anything, sharing good thing with your friend always is a moment to cherish.