Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Token Trout 2013

Three summer in existence and Fly-Carpin already has traditions.  Traditions like the 4th of July token trout post.  This year I decided to throw tradition aside and took my wife out for her first fly-fishing expedition instead.

High country trout streams are perfect for first-time fly fishers!


Armed with size 12 cast-off waders, a five weight, a size 12 royal coachmen and as little advice and nagging as I could muster my Mommacita came through with this year's token trout in no time at all!


Now, this is a very small stream.  You may need a little help seeing this years token trout:


I know I know.  It is a little harsh (and perhaps foolish) to label your wife's first fly fishing triumph "token".  Trust me, I know something you don't.  Shortly after that she caught the biggest trout I have ever seen in this creek. 


Must be a banner year because I caught the second biggest trout I have ever seen in this creek! 




9 comments:

  1. Congratulations! It's not easy to convince your wife/couple to go fishing, and you've done! I'm doing my best to get that my couple come with me, but I'm still unsuccessful... I'll keep trying

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  2. I second Jorge, the one time I tried at a local pond, and she caught trout by gosh, it did no good. I try to get her as a companion on scouting trips but the general rule for me is no rods if I want company. So good for your wife and those trout!

    Gregg

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    1. Well, as long as she has tried it and just doesn't like it, whatcha gonna do?

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  3. Props! When you gonna put her on those South Platte carp?

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    1. Well now, that is entirely different. See, my lady likes to catch fish. Duking it out with the DSP for one fish every 4 hours is probably not her style.

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  4. Nice fish. Great to see your wife out there enjoying your passion together.

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