Perfect Day Fishing 2
From Perfect Day Fishing 1.....The current was fast because the water was still a little high after I had seen the silver flash I waited for the slip bobber to disappear, it did not. As it floated a couple more feet more another silver flash the bobber disappeared, I pulled back on the fishing pole setting the hook, the fish responded by jumping five feet out of the water. I lowered the rod tip so that I would not lose it, the fish was huge. Instant adrenaline rush, my heart was beating out my chest, my breathing was fast, this was so awesome! I continued fighting the fish for what felt like forever, it was probably only about three minutes. When I finally got the fish to the shore it was a twenty eight inch, ten pound rainbow trout. This was the biggest rainbow trout I had ever caught!
I tossed the Royal Coachman up the river again another silver flash but it looked and felt different. What was going on? I pulled in another large fish it was a six pound whitefish! It was the largest whitefish I had ever caught, two large fish in less than twenty minutes. I continued to fish this pool in the river catching fish one after the other for about four hours. My arms were tired, to my surprise I was actually getting tired of catching so many fish. I did not want to stop! I was getting wore out and had to go it was the best day of fishing I had ever had!
I was only a twelve year old boy when I went on this adventure, needless to say it hooked me for life. I have had many fishing days through the years close to this one and when the fishing gets slow I always go back to the old reliable Royal Coachman fly it works on most fish and I have used it on a spinning pole and my fly pole.The cool thing about it is you do not have to re-bait or change until it has gotten so beat up that you cannot recognize what it is any longer.
Below is a You Tube video that I found that will show you how to tie one of these awesome flies. He explains how to do the process in great detail. This video is not affiliated with the Frugal Maniac however we appreciate the time that was put into the video and would like to share it with you; one of the most frugal fishing actions that you can do is to learn how to tie flies they are a cheap bait that you can use over and over again. You do not have to use a fly pole to use them and it is fun to tie them and very relaxing.
Materials Needed: *
Vise: when I did not have a vise I would use a pair of ViseGrips mounted to something solidly
Hook: 10 to 18
Thread: Black thread
Wings:White Calf Tail
* The video above will guide you to the materials you will need however if you want to tie fly's and this one specifically you can purchase a inexpensive fly tying kit that would have all of the materials you need to get started and tie many different flies.