Keeping abreast of fellow bloggers posts can be very helpful sometimes. As an example this past Sunday I was able to fish beat #7 on the Nissequogue River here on Long Island because of reading a post by Morgan Lyle on his blog, The Fly Line (definitely a blog worth checking out). Normally the portion of the Nissequogue that runs through Caleb Smith State Park is closed in October. However, after reading Morgan's post, I found out that the season was extended till November 13th due to the effects of Hurricane Irene. So I promptly reserved beat #7 and went fishing....or at least casting. For the entire session I managed two splashy refusals and one brief hook-up. The trout were there in abundance but many were sitting on beds so I knew they wouldn't be interested in any offerings and I left them alone. As for the others...I threw everything I had at them and there just were not any takers. I even used a newly tied fly that I call the Blue Demon Sakasa Kebari.
|Blue Demon Sakasa Kebari|
Blue Demon Sakasa Kebari
Hook: C49S Mustad, size #12
Body: Uni-Thread 6/0, Silver Doc Blue
Hackle: Hungarian partridge, white
Collar: Peacock herl
Tail: India Blue Peacock, blue body feather