Thanks, as always, for the kind words, hospitality and flat out incredible day Chuck. I still feel like a 10 year old every time I grab the fly rod. And this was another one of those truly special fly fishing locations. Thanks for always sharing and teaching me something new every time I fish with you as well.
It was great to finally fish with Alan. It's always great for me to fish with another fly fisherman. And Alan is not only a fantastic fly fisherman but a great angler in general.
I spent a lot of time fishing the shallow water vegetation with light and medium weighted flies. I was throwing it into the weeds and dragging it through the tops of the weeds catching bluegill, warmouth and small bass.
On the other hand, Alan headed off exploring and found a great little redear hole. He was fishing in a deeper hole with much more current. He kept experimenting with heavier flies until he found the right combination. He also kept repositioning himself until he could get that fly right in the seam and down to the fish. He ended up knee deep in mud and chest deep in water, LOL. But it paid off, he caught several Redear over 9 inches and had the trophy of a lifetime redear escape his grasp. It was what fly fishing is all about and I was able to experience it with him. That was special.
We also got to meet Lewis and take a tour of the river on his property. There was a blue hole that was one of the most magnificently beautiful sights I have ever seen. I'll never forget that brilliant color.
Thanks guys, I had a great time.