DATE: Sunday, April 22, 2012
TIME: 12:30 AM to 1:00 PM
WEATHER: Low 60s, partly cloudy, very windy
WATER CONDITIONS: 0 Units
LOCATIONS FISHED: Norfork River, Above the island above Ackerman/Handicap Access
FLIES USED: #14 gray Norfork River Scud, brown Wayne’s fly, #20 red/silver Zebra Midge
ROD USED: Winston 10’ 4-weight WT
OTHER: Fished alone. I walked in at Wayne’s and 6 people were in the tiny riffle across from his house, so I waded upstream and began fishing above Elisabeth Creek. I cast the Norfork Scud a couple of times, but the chop on the water was so heavy, I switched to a brown Wayne’s fly to take advantage of the chop. I was immediately rewarded with a fish. I continued to get bites, catching two on Wayne’s fly and the other 5 on the zebra midge. After only 25 minutes or so, I noted the strike indicator floating downstream at an increased speed and immediately began wading downstream to exit. Once again, the forecast called for generation to begin at 1:00 PM, but it started early; SWPA’s forecast is wrong more that it is right! I should have known; after all, one of the definitions of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.