The first week of November is an annual tradition for me as it marks the triploid plants at Beaver Lake. The weather had cleared and the sun shined as Todd B. an Jason D. reported some decent fishing with 7 fish to the net. While the fish were dark have come off the spawn and milting when handled, they offered some nice tugs and a few fish jumping a few times and taking some nice runs of the fly line.
I fished from 1-3 with several takes but only 2 fish that I landed. The fish weren’t as aggressive as in years past but the warm sunshine and the time spent with some friends was worth getting out.
Rod: Redington Classic Trout 9′ 5wt
Reel: Feathercraft SLA3
Line: Rio Outbound with clear intermediate integrated tip
Flies: Mickey Finn, Olive bead head Woolley buggers, white rabbit fur leech, and hot head egg sucking leech.