|Last brown trout for the year?|
I think I know, to a certain extent, how an athlete feels when they finally break a slump. If your a baseball player and you have gone 0 for 29 it finally feels good to get that hit even if it is only a single. For me the last 6 fishing trips to various places has yielded nothing, nada, zip, zero, zilch (you get the picture). This even includes recently stocked ponds here on Long Island. What was even more frustrating was the sight of so many fish within reach of my fly and nearby anglers pulling them in one after another. I can be alright with the occasional skunking because I get to spend time outdoors just getting away from it all but 6 trips without a fish! Come on! Well after another near skunking I finally landed a nice brown. This last trip to Upper Yaphank Lake seemed to be going just like the previous trips. I was used my 12' Yamame and about 14 feet of line (including tippet) and proceeded to run through every fly I had on me. For the most part, the browns ignored every fly with barely a second glance until I reached for the guy pictured below.
|Chartreuse sakasa kebari|