Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Fear No Mud

Sandy Creek - 11/15/06 The water levels have dropped some from the day before, and the clarity has improved also. Fishing in muddy water can be intimidating. The river does not have it's normal look and when you're fishing these conditions you often wonder how a fish can see your fly, but they do. The trick is in knowing how the fish uses its habitat and understanding where they want to be during high water. Because of the off-color water that accompanies high water, fish are often more relaxed. Off-color water provides cover for the fish. As a result, when you do find a fish they often bite aggressively. As for the flies, I have been fishing a lot of chartreuse estaz flies lately in size 8.

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