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Summer_dougMay 12th, 2021, 3:05 am
Detroit, MI

Posts: 56
For the first time in two years, I was able to fish and fool a trout on a dry fly (and right in the middle of a downtown area). Life circumstances have been such that when I have a chance to fish, it's either late-fall or winter so it felt amazing to finally have a chance to use some dries.

On a side note: Anyone know what kind of fly I used? I know the picture may not be detailed enough, but this was in a batch of flies I ordered when I started 5 years ago and had never used it. It went on the tippet because it was dark and size 14.

I am heading up north this weekend to the Au Sable, so this was just a quick warm-up trip after work. It's truly incredible to know that trout exist only 15 minutes from work and in the middle of a city.

Hope you all are enjoying Spring!
From Michigan
PartsmanMay 13th, 2021, 6:42 am
bancroft michigan

Posts: 420
Nice fish Doug, I can’t really tell what the fly pattern is.
Summer_dougMay 13th, 2021, 6:50 am
Detroit, MI

Posts: 56
I’ll try to take a better picture of just the fly at some point because there are a few a bought before I had any idea what I was doing. And, now that I know a little more, I still have no idea what they are.
From Michigan
Jmd123May 13th, 2021, 9:36 am
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2611
Nice brown! Paint Creek or elsewhere? (PM me if you don't want to reveal it publicly.) Yup, we have a few hidden gems in southern MI. Too many to mention in my neck of the woods!

No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
MartinlfMay 17th, 2021, 4:05 pm
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3233
Nice fish! Well done.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell

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