Bugbee Nature Area Part 2

After being rained out on Monday I was itching to get out again by Tuesday afternoon. Hopped the bus again and walked up to the same starting point. Tied on a royal coachmen and had several hits within minutes. Six fish on the hook, all released themselves before I could get them all the way in, frustrating to say the least.

I’d texted a friend who also fishes the area and he suggested I move up closer to a bridge. I worked my way up, hitting pockets along the way with the same result. Multiple fish on the hook, none that would stay there.

Finally…

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A solid fish with some fight in it. Started the day with the Amago, I felt that it deserved some action.

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Worked my way up-stream, pulling in two more fish along the way. Things started to get a bit more brushy upstream of the bridge. I switched over to my Soyokaze, same fly, and things really warmed up.

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Lost track of how many fish in the 8-10″ range I pulled in. At this point, I was on a stretch of water that my friend Chad and I first fished on a year ago. He had tons of success, as usual, and I couldn’t even set the fly. Today, it was a many fish day. Amazing what a year of working at learning to cast and read water will do.

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Very cool piece of artwork in one of the backyards.

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Looking back downstream towards the bridge.

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The Soyo handled every fish I got into perfectly and was able to get into some tighter spots that would’ve been difficult for the Amago. Basically, it was exactly what I’d hoped it would be when I started drooling over it.

Still working on getting some decent release vids…

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I speed fished most of the water upstream from the bridge. Had to meet my wife at the take out after she finished up with yoga and I didn’t want to keep her waiting. Several nice looking spots I had to walk past. Not a big deal, just an excuse to get out again ASAP.

Happy angling all.

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