As if we needed any more excitement on the way up we saw this on the side of the road. It is funny that just the other day a customer was in the shop and we were talking about this very thing. I cant remember the last time I have seen one of these, but I bet it has been at least 20 years ago.
On my walk up I was taking note of the water, It had that green look of Winter water, running high and a little turbid. Perfect streamer water I thought to myself.
Well boys, this is the point in each report where I start to put up fish pictures, talk about the fishing and say what a great day we had. Not this time! I fished the Minnie for almost 4 hours. I had one fish on for about 3 seconds and saw another flash at the streamer, and that was it. I was sure things were going to change any minute so I stuck with the streamer. I swung it, twitched it, stripped it and even dead drifted it and NOTHING! I knew Rick would be nymphing and was confident he was "tearing it up" When we met up he was sitting on the bank taking pictures. After our debriefing it turns out I had the banner day with one take and one flash.
It is not too many times I am forced to report a double skunk, especially when fishing with Rick, It was just one of those days. Oh well, we did what any good fishermen would do. We admitted defeat, tipped our hats to the fish and and drug our cold, shivering beaten bodies back to the truck. "That's ok" we said. we'll get em next time! Until then...