Saturday, January 11, 2014

Bypass Water

You never know what piece of water holds the fish.....until you put a fly through it

Here's something I've been thinking about a lot lately.  Junk Water.  Frog Water.

Runs that you've looked at a hundred times and said, "meh, no way"

We get so routine driven on our steelhead waters that it's hard to deviate from the normal daily progression of fishing.  Run A, B, and C, maybe D if  you have enough time

Sometimes, for shits and giggles, put the fly through that water.

A few years back we were floating a well known western trout river that has a lot of this bypass water.
It shocked the hell out of me when we started roping fish in water that looked like that 90 year old woman could walk faster than.

The point is that each place you fish has different characteristics that on its own, look like the worst place to fish....but on that water, something's going on that cause the fish to be there

I found two new runs on on my favorite steelhead river that I never thought about for more than a second before.

But dear god, do they hold fish.

1 comment:

  1. Excellent point; akin to the idea that "bad" casts can catch "good" fish.