Monday, September 15, 2014
Swinging For Beaver...
I'm going to get some interesting google search hits from this....
The take was just like a hot early season fish. It ripped the loop from my hand and after two days without nary a bump or a pluck, the reel screaming felt great.
Dogged runs and surges made me believe I had a monster buck on. I had dreams of a thick bodied B-Run steelhead on the end of my dryline, but....
The head of the beast popped up near where I thought the fish was and my first thought was, huh...I spooked a beaver.
Then it occurred to me......I HOOKED A BEAVER.
On a traditional size 8
On a full dryline
Prior to the hookup, I had no idea the toothy critter was in the area. The line swung through this runs bucket and the fight was on.
Not having a lot of experience in a beaver landing situation, I ended the interaction by popping the fly
All I could do was laugh. I caught a freaking beaver.