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RogueratJune 5th, 2015, 5:30 pm
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I spent the past Monday on the Big Manistee, the 'Flower Flats' area below Hodenpyle dam. Beautiful water, lots of Rainbows in all sizes...8" 'planters' up to some pretty big pigs of 24-26". The little guys were rising all over the place and hitting anything and everything I threw at them. The big fish were just holding in pods, neat to see them all facing upstream and jockeying for position in the feeding lanes. The larger fish would 'bump' the smaller ones out of the way and assume the now-empty spot, and the small ones would take up new places only to be moved yet again. When they didn't hit the dries I'd cast I literally dragged nymphs, sculpins, whatever through the middle of a given pod of fish and they'd ignore it completely- if I actually bumped a fish they'd move aside to let the fly pass then get back in line. Not sure what to make of that behavior except to say I've never waded to within a couple feet of a group of trout before they moved- slightly- and reformed their formation. The water was gin-clear and I didn't have my camera...#$%!


'Less is more...'

Ludwig Mies Vande Rohe

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