West Virginia brown trout

rt219While I’m on the water almost every day, my own fishing time is pretty limited.  When I do get a day off, most of the time is spent running errands or cutting the grass, leaving little time to go fish.  Yesterday evening I got a chance to head down to West Virginia and fish with a dear friend who really re-ignitied my love of fly fishing many years ago.

He lives in a wild trout paradise and we fished a stream not terribly far from his house.  While we saw several different mayflies hatching, nothing hatched consistently and we were mainly confined to nymph fishing.  I picked up several fish during the hike including a stud 22 inch brown right at dark.

It felt really good to be out in the big country again and fish some different water than what I’m on ever day.  The next time it rains and the creeks swell, I know exactly where I’m headed.

The first decent fish of the day.

The first decent fish of the day.

What a perfect fish to end an evening on.

What a perfect fish to end an evening on.

 

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