Fished an undisclosed small stream this morning that supposedly held wild browns. I was expecting to catch some of these...
But I wasn't expecting to catch one of these...
The surroundings were a beautiful bonus, and no other fisherman in sight. Some hikers did look at me funny when they saw the gear, but that is what you can expect when you are hunting wild browns on small streams.
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A combination of The Casual Dress, The Sparrow, and A Fart in Church. This may be my buggiest tie to date.
Hook: TMC 5263 #6
Thread: 6/0 Brown (Does it really matter?)
Underbody: Round Lead
Body Dubbing: Muskrat
Hackle: Natural Dun CDC (Three Feathers Palmered)
First Collar: Cock Pheasant Rump
Second Collar: Muskrat in a Dubbing Loop
Third Collar: Black Rabbit in a Dubbing Loop