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#1 Dec-11-14 6:39AM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
Registered: Feb-03-06
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12-10-14, Rose River Fly Report

Thanks to John Nguyen for the invite to stay at the Rose River Farm cabins to fly fish the Rose River.

Jeff English went earlier on Tuesday and caught some brookies in local streams. Hopefully he will post some pics.

I showed up to the cabin around 3:30 on and was itching to fish the pond on the property. We had no idea what was in there so I lit up a stogie and started to throw the long rod. It was cold and windy so I had to add a layer to stay warm.

After moving around the pond, I finally connected with my 1st pond rainbow.

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/IMG_0559_zps48c520e6.jpg

Jeff then joined me and proceeded to catch a bunch more.

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/IMG_0563_zps5c44bd89.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/IMG_0562_zps31896a16.jpg

It was a great time until the sun went down and the fish just shut off. The sun was staring to set...success was had and now it was time to get warm.

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/IMG_0560_zps3652028f.jpg

We dined to some incredible venison carnitas made by Jeff and a 34 year old bottle of French wine. Then we lit a fire in the outdoor pit. We had no fuel to help the process as the wind was preventing us from getting the fire lit. So, we used some crushed potato chips and some cardboard wings and a fire was lit. Another stogie made for a relaxing evening under the chilly but bright skies.

Unfortunately, John could not join us that evening due to family stuff. But he would join us to fish the river in the morning.

For the record, I have caught brookies on a fly rod before but never a rainbow. I also don't like to wade rivers because of my knees. And I don't like cold weather especially when it is windy. And on Wednesday, it WAS windy. I bet we had gusts over 30mph!

With anticipation and excitement, we hit the river after a hearty breakfast.

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/004_zps510e861f.jpg

It did not take long for everyone to hook up.

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/008_zps012c46f8.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/010_zps6d5e7a64.jpg

Yes the water was cold and it was windy but our vehicles were nearby so we could warm our feet (well me anyway). Personally, I did not feel the cold as I was properly dressed.

I lost many flies and I had three fish either break me off or spit the hook. One of them was a brown trout. I caught a few rainbows and even caught one on top water on a fly that John gave me.

Jeff and John scored many more trout than I did....they did really well. I think Jeff caught a native as well.

This property is top notch. It its well managed and easy to fish, especially for a guy with 2 fake knees. There were some areas that Jeff and John explored that were more difficult and technical but I was happy just wading the easy parts.

For sure, I will return at some point.....that is not something that I ever expected coming out of my mouth.


http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/001_zpse2f23a53.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/002_zps5e2e5904.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/003_zpse5f2a869.jpg



http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/005_zps24f2190c.jpg

Beautiful place....great fishing with great guys!!

Last edited by Ernie (Dec-11-14 6:55AM)


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#2 Dec-11-14 10:27AM

firemunkee
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From: Ashburn, VA
Registered: May-23-13
Posts: 1522

Re: 12-10-14, Rose River Fly Report

Wow nice report! Looking forward to the pictures!


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#3 Dec-11-14 11:17AM

hookup
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Registered: Jan-31-12
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Re: 12-10-14, Rose River Fly Report

Sounds like quite the adventure

Tell me more about using potatoe chips to light a fire ....

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#4 Dec-11-14 11:18AM

GregF
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Registered: Mar-21-11
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Re: 12-10-14, Rose River Fly Report

That sounds fantastic Ernie!!  How big were the fish?

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#5 Dec-11-14 1:09PM

Ernie
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Re: 12-10-14, Rose River Fly Report

hookup wrote:

Tell me more about using potatoe chips to light a fire ....

I wasn't sure if it would work because I have always used Fritos. You should have seen the look on Jeff when I suggested it as we were looking for fuel. Crush a bag of chips (Fritos recommended) and put at base of your paper, kindling etc. Ignite! The oil burns nicely and gets everything started. And I wasn't even a boyscout!


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#6 Dec-11-14 1:10PM

Ernie
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Re: 12-10-14, Rose River Fly Report

GregF wrote:

How big were the fish?

No clue...maybe 15-16"?


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#7 Dec-11-14 1:18PM

drxfish
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From: Sterling
Registered: Jan-04-14
Posts: 1501

Re: 12-10-14, Rose River Fly Report

Good story!


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#8 Dec-11-14 1:21PM

jumping jasper
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Registered: Apr-03-07
Posts: 844

Re: 12-10-14, Rose River Fly Report

More pics to follow, but here are a few from my cell phone. It was a great trip
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g307/jumpingjasper/roseriverdec142_zpsb4729c17.jpg
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g307/jumpingjasper/roseriverdec144_zpsc58bc12f.jpg
This is the rapidan from tuesday
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g307/jumpingjasper/roseriverdec143_zps7495a532.jpg
The yert at Rose River
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g307/jumpingjasper/roseriverdec141_zps1092b650.jpg


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#9 Dec-11-14 1:30PM

jumping jasper
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Posts: 844

Re: 12-10-14, Rose River Fly Report

one more
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g307/jumpingjasper/roseriverdec145_zpscf28ba31.jpg


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#10 Dec-11-14 1:57PM

Osprey
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From: Forestville, MD
Registered: Nov-16-07
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Re: 12-10-14, Rose River Fly Report

Ernie wrote:

hookup wrote:

Tell me more about using potatoe chips to light a fire ....

Crush a bag of chips (Fritos recommended) and put at base of your paper, kindling etc. Ignite! The oil burns nicely and gets everything started. And I wasn't even a boyscout!

Cuban Folklore?


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#11 Dec-11-14 4:58PM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
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Posts: 13087

Re: 12-10-14, Rose River Fly Report

Ernie wrote:

Crush a bag of chips (Fritos recommended) and put at base of your paper, kindling etc. Ignite! The oil burns nicely and gets everything started. And I wasn't even a boyscout!

Osprey wrote:

Cuban Folklore?

Not sure we had Fritos in Cuba.....


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#12 Dec-12-14 5:42AM

Curly
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Registered: Mar-15-10
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Re: 12-10-14, Rose River Fly Report

Ernie wrote:

Not sure we had Fritos in Cuba.....

Isn't that where the Frito Bandito is from..........there used to be a song about him years ago on TV commercials..........."Ai......Yi...Yi.......Yi ......I am the Frito....Bandito......".    Just now found it on YouTube as I type this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbYj7ZyqjYY


Hell or High Water...........I'm Fishin!!   big_smile

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#13 Dec-12-14 6:02AM

backtofuturetoyota
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From: Stafford
Registered: Jan-12-12
Posts: 402

Re: 12-10-14, Rose River Fly Report

That's just wrong curly.....that song is in my head now!

Awesome pics and summary of the adventure.  That property looks like a piece of heaven!

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#14 Dec-12-14 6:09AM

hookup
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Registered: Jan-31-12
Posts: 1075

Re: 12-10-14, Rose River Fly Report

Nice trick Ernie, I'll try it.

Little trivia, in my last job in commercial aviation consulting sales, my biggest competitor's Dad invented the Frito, so the patton, and financed his kid's business

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#15 Dec-12-14 6:24AM

Houli
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From: Leesburg, VA
Registered: Dec-09-10
Posts: 216

Re: 12-10-14, Rose River Fly Report

Glad to see you all had a good time. Nice fish to boot!

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#16 Dec-12-14 7:24AM

firemunkee
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From: Ashburn, VA
Registered: May-23-13
Posts: 1522

Re: 12-10-14, Rose River Fly Report

Man, looks like I need to learn how to fly fish so I can fish on that property! Thanks for sharing the pictures.


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#17 Dec-12-14 11:54AM

CrankbaitGuy
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Re: 12-10-14, Rose River Fly Report

Ernie - Looks like a good place.  Might take the girlfriend sometime, I'd like a relatively sedate place with minimal wading for her to get her Tenkara licks in.

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#18 Dec-12-14 2:17PM

captmikestarrett
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From: Potomac River
Registered: May-06-08
Posts: 1829
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Re: 12-10-14, Rose River Fly Report

Yurts , corn chips. freckled trout and the quintessential fly rod pic.

Life is good.

Capt Mike


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#19 Dec-12-14 4:49PM

GregF
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Registered: Mar-21-11
Posts: 649

Re: 12-10-14, Rose River Fly Report

And a pic of Ernie with a cigar!

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#20 Dec-17-14 3:35PM

NOVAhunter
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From: Ashburn, va
Registered: Mar-03-09
Posts: 355

Re: 12-10-14, Rose River Fly Report

When I am stuck in traffic on waxpool/28/ALL OF NOVA, this is exactly what the happy place in the back of my mind looks like. Only 25 more years and I can retire....

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