Fishing Deep Slow Runs

Cold fronts, rain and high winds have kept me off the lakes for the past week so the Sipsey was my go to fishing fix. The deep runs of the Sipsey were my target for the afternoon trip. With my 9 ft. 3 weight Streamflex in hand I proceeded to wade up the gorge towards the deep channel of the Sipsey.  I was rigged with my dry dropper, in the form of an Adam with a size 18 Midge.  

Boulders and logs dot the bottom in this deep run providing an excellent ambush area for trout to feed.
A hungry midge feeder

Lots of patience and a slow drift was the key to get takes today. The trout were not interested in the dry and were hitting the midge light. At times the take was so light I missed the numerous hook sets.

The midge bite slowed so the beadhead nymph took over at the end of the trip. The partial gill plate didn’t stop this bow from attacking the nymph as it floated over a submerge log.
 

I am thankful I made this trip last week, because I had a mishap at the gym Monday that will keep me off the tailrace for sometime. I fell leaving the platform area where I walk on the treadmills. I wasn’t watching what I was doing and missed the last step on the platform and turned my angle and sprained my wrist; both are kind of black and blue. The trainer told me I would not be able to walk on the treadmill for weeks, so staying off this ankle is going to be a boring experience for me. He said the less walking I can do the faster the ankle will heal; really a stupid thing I did, but I have realize I need to pay closer attention to steps from now on.

Cold fronts, rain and high winds have kept me off the lakes for the past week so the Sipsey was my go to fishing fix. The deep runs of the Sipsey were my target for the afternoon trip. With my 9 ft. 3 weight Streamflex in hand I proceeded to wade up the gorge towards the deep channel of the Sipsey.  I was rigged with my dry dropper, in the form of an Adam with a size 18 Midge.  
Boulders and logs dot the bottom in this deep run providing an excellent ambush area for trout to feed.
A hungry midge feeder
Lots of patience and a slow drift was the key to get takes today. The trout were not interested in the dry and were hitting the midge light. At times the take was so light I missed the numerous hook sets.
The midge bite slowed so the beadhead nymph took over at the end of the trip. The partial gill plate didn’t stop this bow from attacking the nymph as it floated over a submerge log.
 
I am thankful I made this trip last week, because I had a mishap at the gym Monday that will keep me off the tailrace for sometime. I fell leaving the platform area where I walk on the treadmills. I wasn’t watching what I was doing and missed the last step on the platform and turned my angle and sprained my wrist; both are kind of black and blue. The trainer told me I would not be able to walk on the treadmill for weeks, so staying off this ankle is going to be a boring experience for me. He said the less walking I can do the faster the ankle will heal; really a stupid thing I did, but I have realize I need to pay closer attention to steps from now on.