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Old 04-15-2008, 07:49 AM
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Several friends and I fished the SoHo this weekend. The fishing was pretty tough for us for a variety of reasons. First, the wind was absolutely brutal and we all spent a lot of time untangling lines, especially when we were using dry/dropper combos. However, even when we would get a good cast and drift, the fish were not as aggressive as I'd anticipated. Generally in the fall, I find that I can catch a lot of 10-12" browns and the occasional larger fish. On this trip, the fish seemed very picky and no fly that we tried gave us consistent action and we fished all over the river. My highlight was catching a 15" brown on a Bugger. I saw a fish tailing and splashing around in the shallows and I assumed it was a smallmouth spawning or a carp so I threw the bugger at it and, to my surprise, the nice brown hit. I guess my take-home lesson is to observe and take what nature will give you, not to stick to my pre-conceived notions of what should be happening on the river.

There was a light Sulphur hatch in the afternoon and a light black fly hatch all day long.

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Old 04-15-2008, 08:38 AM
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Do you mind me asking what section of the river you were fishing. Not asking for particular spots, just upper, mid, or lower. I plan on being out there almost all day on friday. I'll probably fish Webb bridge first, and once I fish it solidly or the fish just arent hitting, I'll move somewhere else, but I haven't decided where yet. Sorry to hear about the tough day.

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Old 04-15-2008, 11:26 AM
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Ben,

We were fishing basically from Webb Bridge all the way up to the cul de sac and all points between. The most significant hatches we saw were at Big Springs with a moderate Sulphur hatch at sunset.

No need to feel sorry for us BTW. We have almost as much enjoyment laughing at each other's failures as we do catching fish! These are all old friends of 20+ years; there are no bad times on the water!
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Old 04-15-2008, 02:23 PM
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Ben,



No need to feel sorry for us BTW. We have almost as much enjoyment laughing at each other's failures as we do catching fish! These are all old friends of 20+ years; there are no bad times on the water!
right on! You naild it!
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