A Mixture

The grandkids have been after me since we moved into our house to build them a tree house. So being the devoted Pops; I started the project last week with the layout for a 5 ft. X 8ft. tree house which needed to be this big for all three children to have room to play. One of the hardest parts of building the house was climbing up the 7 ½ ft. ladder steps to get to the floor to add floor boards, and sides. Another good workout constructing this project was digging the 2 ft. deep holes the 4 X 4 post was set in; thank goodness for gym time.

 


I finally worked a trip in today to the Caney Fork between all the generation. The schedule on the website showed no generation from 8 AM to 1 PM. Surprise, surprise generators turned on at 11:30 disappointing a lot of fishermen.
Lots of trout could be seen at every logical place I fished, telling me the tailrace had recently been stocked.
This stocker brown trout was one of many I brought to the net in the 2 hours I had to fish, before high fast moving water caused me to leave. When the horn sounds at this place indicating generation, you need to leave the water. Don’t wait to make that last cast. The midge was the hot fly the trout were taking during the short stay. I don’t like to fish tiny flies, but the size 20 and 22 got their attention.

I always enjoy sharing fly fishing with others who want to learn more about the sport. Tate who is an employee at the boat dock at MontgomeryBellState Parkjoined me in the Pelican recently for a day of casting the 2/3 weight fly rods. He had fished the lake with his 5 weight but had never fished really light fly rods there. I think it’s safe to say he will be purchasing a 3 weight very soon. He landed numbers of bluegill that day using the light tackle. Thanks Tate for reminding me that fly fishing is alive and well for the young.    


The grandkids have been after me since we moved into our house to build them a tree house. So being the devoted Pops; I started the project last week with the layout for a 5 ft. X 8ft. tree house which needed to be this big for all three children to have room to play. One of the hardest parts of building the house was climbing up the 7 ½ ft. ladder steps to get to the floor to add floor boards, and sides. Another good workout constructing this project was digging the 2 ft. deep holes the 4 X 4 post was set in; thank goodness for gym time.
 


I finally worked a trip in today to the Caney Fork between all the generation. The schedule on the website showed no generation from 8 AM to 1 PM. Surprise, surprise generators turned on at 11:30 disappointing a lot of fishermen.
Lots of trout could be seen at every logical place I fished, telling me the tailrace had recently been stocked.
This stocker brown trout was one of many I brought to the net in the 2 hours I had to fish, before high fast moving water caused me to leave. When the horn sounds at this place indicating generation, you need to leave the water. Don’t wait to make that last cast. The midge was the hot fly the trout were taking during the short stay. I don’t like to fish tiny flies, but the size 20 and 22 got their attention.

I always enjoy sharing fly fishing with others who want to learn more about the sport. Tate who is an employee at the boat dock at Montgomery Bell State Parkjoined me in the Pelican recently for a day of casting the 2/3 weight fly rods. He had fished the lake with his 5 weight but had never fished really light fly rods there. I think it’s safe to say he will be purchasing a 3 weight very soon. He landed numbers of bluegill that day using the light tackle. Thanks Tate for reminding me that fly fishing is alive and well for the young.