The last thing I like to see when I'm exploring a new section of river is the dreaded "No Trespassing" sign. Besides not being able to walk the banks of a certain section of stream I always seem to get a certain song stuck in my head.
Oh, signs, signs, everywhere there's signs
Blocking up the scenery, breaking my mind
Do this, don't do that, can't you read the sign?
Another one bites the dust.
I tried nymphing unsuccessfully for a few drifts and then decided to go back to streamers. When I was looking through my fly box something caught my eye.
One night last winter I was tying up a few Carey Specials. If I tie any fly pattern the same exact way more than three times in a row my head starts to hurt so that night after tying three Carey Specials I changed the materials. For the body I used olive ostrich herl and for the collar I substituted peacock herl. This constituted a great innovation in fly pattern design. Instead of naming my new creation the, "Eddie Special" I decided to name it the, "Special Ed".
Well when I saw the Special Ed in my fly box I decided to give it a whirl. I still had a split shot 26 inches up from the fly which I left in place because the Special Ed is unweighted.
On my very first cast with the Special Ed a trout came out of nowhere and slammed it just as I was pulling it out of the water.
After nailing those three trout in short order it was time to call it a day. And a good day it was.
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