Back at it again with Neal. Its been some time since we have made it out together and I care not too look back to see just how long it has been. SCARY!!! Neal though, has been busy raising a new baby boy, Jacob Wyatt, so who can blame him for not pursuing things more trout like? Either way, I was just happy to be hitting the water again with my best bud.
a stone and a few scuds we turned up from a rock
We ventured west into Iowa county visiting five trout streams for the very first time. Some of the smaller streams we fished for just a very short period of time. Consistent wind gusts close to thirty mph made it hard keeping casts inside the stream. Over hanging grass and twigs were constant snags with the wind and such tight quarters. Storms moving in just to the west brought with aggressive wind but thankfully, the rain never did manage to catch up to us.
wooly bugger trout
We did find one real nice spot that I wouldn’t mind returning to. It was a nice deep bridge pool with some nice fast runs come out from the bottom and a couple riffles on the top. It sits just below the confluence of two streams and it’s where we got all of our bites. Black buggers got the most bites and I also hooked and lost one on an olive scud to the undercut bank. It was nice to have Neal back in the rotation and hope he’s down for another trout trip in a couple weeks.