All content © Robert Williamson

All content © Robert Williamson

Friday, June 26, 2009

Take a Little Trip!

Tomorrow June 27, 2009 I will be hiking in to a small stream. I think the run-off is down just enough to make this little gem perfect for an afternoon of fly fishing. Native cutts with a few wild rainbows will, hopefully, be willing participants in this foray. I haven't had a good trout dinner for sometime--since my solo three day trip last fall so I will be harvesting four trout for a late evening dinner. On this water, I always let the Bonneville cutts go and keep the rainbows which are a remnant population from planting of about fifteen to twenty years ago. I haven't seen any cross-breeding between the natives and the rainbows but it most likely occurred. I'll look closely this trip. Still, I like to remove the rainbows when given the chance to help insure that the cutts remain as pure as possible. I'll try to get some pictures and share them in the future. Well, off to tie some nice fresh flies for tomorrows stream meanderings.

2 comments:

Cutthroat Stalker (Scott C) said...

Sounds like you're planning a pleasant time--I hope the weather cooperates! It's about time for me to harvest a few browns for dinner. We don't have many rainbows here in CV (except the ones they currently stock each year), but plenty of browns.

-scott c

Wildnative said...

I've watched the weather closely and tomorrow is suppose to be good. I almost went today and probably would have been fine in the morning but then the thunder bumpers moved in and it got a little windy and wet. The news said you were getting some downpours and golfball hail. Hope you survived. I thought about heading to CV but I've been waiting for this little creek down here to blow out. It's small but holds some nice pan-sized trout.