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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

When the going gets tough.......Strip a Woolly Bugger!

Conditions as of yesterday were extremely tough. Low, gin clear water makes for a long day dealing with spooky fish. But, as of this writing, the river flows are slowly climbing with today's rain and I expect the PA flows to be well sustained over the next couple of days with the pending forecast!

With that being said, back to the fish. Long, somewhat stealthy casts were the ticket to entice leery chrome. Stripping woolly buggers across isolated pockets and deep pools triggered quite a few follows and some pretty exciting strikes! The trick was not to alert them to your presence to quickly.

Working an isolated pocket.
Persistence pays off, a nice male falls victim to a black woolly bugger

Well, I hope with the much needed rain we begin to reach stable and fishable flows on the local rivers. Never less, it is always enjoyable to be doing something you have a passion for. If that passion strikes you, give us a call and get in on the action! I hope to see you all on the river in the coming months! Until then...

Tim Hess
Steelhead Alley Outfitters

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