Well, we’re going after giant Salmo trutta tonight after dark and the above picture is my rodent arsenal. I’ve been watching Joe Cermele videos and listening to his podcast on Orvis. These are all Master Splinter patterns and hopefully we’ll get a little action along some of these grassy banks after dark. A guy can dream about 20 + inch browns inhaling a mouse pattern. Hope we get a little action to get the heart pounding in the moonlight. If we do I’ll be sure to post some pictures. Wish me luck. Lol!
You have the right stuff here Jon. Should be a busy time for you. Go get ‘em.
One of the biggest browns I’ve ever caught was on a night fishing expedition and the fish took a very nondescript deer hair fly my friend called a “hairball with a hook”. Used a size 2 long shank hook of some sort or other and just spun on deer hair until it filled the shank. Cut the bottom hair flat and just dragged it across the surface. No tail, no eyes, no whiskers, no legs, just a big ball. Lol
Haha! Yep, browns lose a little bit of their weariness under the cover of darkness. Those bigger fish probably get a little hungry trying to hide all day from the daytime Angler. We’ll give it whirl. Going in with low expectations so as not to be too disappointed. However, maybe it will yield great results. Who knows? Either way, I’ll be fishing in beautiful country, in peace and quiet away from work and city lights. Lol!
I’d send some if I would’ve taken any. Boy is that a different experience. Sometimes fly fishing smaller canopied streams can be challenging in broad daylight. Now, take your eyesight completely out of the equation. Relying completely on muscle memory to cast from memory of what the area looked like during daylight. It was fun, but very challenging. My goal now is to find what I call “functional mousing spots”. Fish them in the daylight. Then go back the next night after I have a mental picture of the pool. I can’t imagine the heart pounding feeling of hooking a large brown in complete darkness. Pure Rush!! I’m going to get better at this.
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