Having been a very we start to the trout season it was great to get out on some water that was at a fish-able height and clear enough to fish. Today I used my Vale Creek built James Green explorer rod,at 7 foot 9 inch this rod makes a great all round stream rod, although rated as a 4/5 I like it with a 3 weight line as well so I teamed it up with my VCR 321 reel and 406 Weight Forward fly line and 68 inch cutthroat leader tipped with 3 lb maxima ultra green tippet.
This little hen brown fell victim to a nicely presented geehi beetle place about 2 foot off the bank in a small pocket of slower running water see picture below. I was fishing a short line slowly up the bank no more than 6 foot of line at any time. The fish was back in the water in less than 60 seconds.
Thanks and happy fishing from the VCR crew
My name is Mick Warren and with a passion for fly fishing and a life spent making parts in our Machine shop I decided to start building my own fly rods in 2011. I had been taught how to wrap guides and build reel seats when I was in my teens, now I am crafting beautiful fly rods.