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Saucon Creek
« on: August 17, 2009, 12:15:45 PM »
I fish the Saucon yesterday with my good friend Chris. The last time we fished this creek we caught fish left and right the whole day. Yesterday was not so easy we both had double digit numbers of fish but it wasn't fast paced by any means. We really had to work for our fish but come on its the middle of August and the water was low and clear as could be but still ice cold. We Euro nymphed most of the day and caught them on 5x and size 10 nymphs while the other people we ran into struggled to catch a few on size 24 dries and 8x. Its funny what even picky wild browns will eat if you don't give them long to look at it. However there where fish rising all day and I must confess to fishing some dries at the end of the day. I found one fish rising under a tree and cast all kinds of flies to it with no reaction at all. I tied on a trico spinner and nailed him on the first drift. That was all the reminder I needed that I personally hate dry fly fishing (cause I'm not good at it). I'll stick to my nymphs no hatch to match just stick it in their face and they eat it.








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Re: Saucon Creek
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2009, 12:19:19 PM »
Great report.  You never have to "confess" to throwing some dries:)  Hey, what net is that? 

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Re: Saucon Creek
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2009, 12:23:19 PM »
nice report!  That looks like a great little creek!  Dry fly fishing is a lot of fun if you have the right fly.  Just think if you started with the Trico it could have been first cast!
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Re: Saucon Creek
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2009, 12:28:40 PM »
I feal dirty when I fish dries :D. The net is a Cabelas float tube net, its 30 inches long and the bag is 18 inches long. Its only $50 but the solid rubber bag is really heavy not nearly as nice as the S2 nets but alot cheaper.

Thats true I could have got him on the first cast with the trico and then I'd be saying how awsome dry flies are.

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Re: Saucon Creek
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2009, 12:35:18 PM »
I'm really starting to regret dumping my S2... fraaaaaaaack!

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Re: Saucon Creek
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2009, 08:26:01 AM »
More from Saucon.

Realized I didn't take very many pictures.







We caught this one with a net, no flies, just a freaking net.

Fat boy stockers.

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Re: Saucon Creek
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2009, 09:19:03 AM »
Heh I am going to have to learn how to nymph again after the summer.  I knew I could catch fish on nymphs, probably more fish, but with risers all around I just can't resist tossing dry flies.  So satisfying!  I did run the ocasional dropper on the slower days though.  Hardly touched my nymphs in months.  Great report I have never heard of that creek either, Great photos.

 

 
 
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