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#1 Sep-20-15 2:44PM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
Registered: Feb-03-06
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Rose River (creek really), 9-18-15

I had a conference at Graves Mountain Lodge (gee, I wonder who suggested it) and since it ended at noon on Friday, Maynard, Gary and I got in 4 hours of trout fishing.

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/IMG_0932_zps4efymrw1.jpg

You can see them just waiting to be caught....

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/IMG_0935_zpswsltblvb.jpg

....but not that easy. It was high noon and blue bird skies. It took many a presentation and varying retrieves to get them to bite.

Still...we got some. My 1st one went 18ish...

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/IMG_0936_zpsw8empjkv.jpg

...good thing Gary was quick with the camera because it took off!

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/IMG_0937_zpsgw4g88e6.jpg

I caught a few more, lost a few and then the big one took off running.

After a nice battle, Gary netted it...20+"! While this is my biggest trout to date...it was not my most memorable.

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/IMG_0940_zpsjxhqblge.jpg

You have to be fast with the camera because they want back in the water!

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/IMG_0941_zpsdhh2xpxy.jpg

You can see some facing upriver on the left side.

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/IMG_0944_zpsdl8w5qw8.jpg

Just had to get another one before I gave my spot up to Maynard.

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/IMG_0943_zpszw0p8w5y.jpg

I switched places but the next hole was not too big. But it produced some chubs (who kept biting off my San Juan worm), smallies and sunnies.

There were 2 big trout in an undercut. Here is where applied some of what Joe Cap taught me. A side cast was necessary to present the fly under the overhang. When I did it, I got slammed and this guy came out!

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/IMG_0946_zpsj9w3j8se.jpg

On this fly!

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/IMG_0945_zpssjoc4qia.jpg

And here he is resting before taking off....

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/IMG_0947_zpscomve3xr.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/IMG_0948_zpstobz4v3q.jpg

This trout was my most memorable because I stalked it. I made the right cast and I got him in! It really felt good.

I did try to catch the bigger one as well but had not luck.

We then moved down stream to another pool where I had lots of success and as we were heading to the truck, they told me that Maynard also caught a 20 incher (pics later). Man...what a rush! Two twenties in Sept......we called it a day at around 4:30 PM...totally satisfied.


Time to go fishin' again!

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#2 Sep-20-15 2:58PM

drxfish
Patagonian Toothfish
From: Sterling
Registered: Jan-04-14
Posts: 1667

Re: Rose River (creek really), 9-18-15

Terrific report!  This in VA?


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#3 Sep-20-15 3:24PM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
Registered: Feb-03-06
Posts: 13400

Re: Rose River (creek really), 9-18-15

drxfish wrote:

This in VA?

Yes, Syria VA. ABout 85 miles from here down 29, 211, 231.....


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#4 Sep-21-15 3:54AM

backtofuturetoyota
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From: Stafford
Registered: Jan-12-12
Posts: 425

Re: Rose River (creek really), 9-18-15

awesome to see the fish in such clear water.  that look on your face after the first fish decided to go back is priceless!

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#5 Sep-21-15 4:04AM

AndrewDo124
Patagonian Toothfish
From: Alexandria
Registered: May-27-08
Posts: 963

Re: Rose River (creek really), 9-18-15

I'm trying to improve on my fly casting so I can be like you. stalk, strike, and get rewarded!!! Great report!!

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#6 Sep-21-15 5:30AM

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

Re: Rose River (creek really), 9-18-15

Wow! water looks so low.
What a great report.
Sinikka and I are going to do that same trip Oct 3rd weekend.
How was Graves? We have never stayed there before. Yert's were full.


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#7 Sep-21-15 5:43AM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
Registered: Feb-03-06
Posts: 13400

Re: Rose River (creek really), 9-18-15

jumping jasper wrote:

Wow! water looks so low.

It was very low but there were enough pools to get after them

jumping jasper wrote:

How was Graves? We have never stayed there before. Yert's were full.

Food, and plenty of it, is included in the price. They will give you a box lunch as well. Accommodations are very rustic. We had a cabin but Debbie decided against it as she didn't like the squatters that were living there.....stink bugs. So we moved to the motel part. It's an old, rustic place but we managed.

Nothing at all like the Yerts.


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#8 Sep-21-15 6:43AM

Bass Hunter
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Registered: Oct-19-07
Posts: 679

Re: Rose River (creek really), 9-18-15

Nice report Ernie!! I know you work that rod like Robert Redford in a river runs through it!!

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#9 Sep-21-15 8:14AM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
Registered: Feb-03-06
Posts: 13400

Re: Rose River (creek really), 9-18-15

Bass Hunter wrote:

I know you work that rod like Robert Redford in a river runs through it!!

Ha! Did he do his own casting?

I can tell you that I've had many lessons and practiced a lot out back. It ain't easy but when it happens correctly...it is cool!


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#10 Sep-21-15 8:23AM

hookup
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Registered: Jan-31-12
Posts: 1162

Re: Rose River (creek really), 9-18-15

Looks like a nice peaceful trip.  Esp when the company sponsors it lol

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#11 Sep-22-15 5:37AM

Bryan
Patagonian Toothfish
From: Bealeton, VA
Registered: Mar-18-11
Posts: 959

Re: Rose River (creek really), 9-18-15

Love that area. Thankfully it's not too far of a drive for me.

Great report and pics.


tight lines

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#12 Sep-22-15 6:22AM

firemunkee
Patagonian Toothfish
From: Ashburn, VA
Registered: May-23-13
Posts: 1571

Re: Rose River (creek really), 9-18-15

Awesome! I need to learn how to fly fish so I can go down there.

Last edited by firemunkee (Sep-22-15 6:22AM)


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#13 Sep-22-15 6:54AM

Houli
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From: Leesburg, VA
Registered: Dec-09-10
Posts: 234

Re: Rose River (creek really), 9-18-15

Looks like the Rose is fishing well ... nice work Ernie!

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