All content © Robert Williamson

All content © Robert Williamson

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Independence Day on the Weber

I spent the afternoon with my nephew Matt Eves who snapped the photos in this post. It was a slow day on the Weber but we were able to land some whitefish and this nice cutthroat. I'm not sure why the brown trout were hiding. There was a nice yellow sally hatch happening but no rising fish. Matt is becoming a great fly fisher. He is a better nymph fisher than I am and I noticed that he has a nice, smooth casting stroke.
This fish was about all I could handle with the three-weight rod. Luckily, the faster water below the hole I hooked it in was shallow enough for me to move down stream and land the fish on a small island.
I noticed the cutthroat's side was a little scratched up and surmised that it was probably caused from the spawn somehow. I don't know if the pictures do it justice. It was a heavy fish with some girth to it.
The whitefish we caught were good-sized too.
It was good to spend a few hours on a river.

1 comment:

Cutthroat Stalker (Scott C) said...

Chunky cutthroat--very nice, especially on a 3wt (must have felt like you had a monster on)!