Steve Dally's White River Fly Fishing Guide Service

“Pay The Price”

Head meets fly

Head meets fly _ and no I don't have red highlights normally

Alan Jeans was right if you want good things to happen sometimes you have to pay the price.  Jeans, a legendary Australian football coach was pretty no-nonsense and that motto was the inspiration for one of his more notable victories, probably the greatest AFL game ever. Jean’s words weren’t exactly the first thing that popped into my mind after the top of my head halted the forward motion of  7″ of rabbit, tungsten conehead and a 2/0 Gamakatsu.

Thankfully it was barbless and a quick yank with pliers had me seperated from  the fly and the new Mountain River Fly Shop cap I’d been wearing. Fly fishing, like most good things in life doesn’t come easy either. Some days you just have to work it at with limited success. Those days are when you pay your dues.

When the pendulum does swing your way, just smile accept it with good grace and hang onto it through the next tough spell.

The pendulum swung yesterday

The pendulum swung yesterday

Streamer fishing for trophy browns is like that. You get to make a lot of casts between fish, you are casting big sticks with heavy sinking lines, not the light and delicate “normal” trout rods. I’d scored some pretty nice fish in bursts, but a lot of hard searching. Yesterday was the payoff and spending it with my great mate, our Sage, Umpqua and Rio rep Cary Marcus, just capped it off.

Another trophy White River brown

Another trophy White River brown

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2 responses

  1. Pingback: Broken Rod, Busted Head and Brown Trout « Mountain River Journal Weblog

  2. I am still really suprised, hurt, and utterly disapointed that there is no shot of the fly in the head. Really!

    May 18, 2009 at 2:42 pm

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