Life in the Adirondacks from the perspective of a fly angler.
Content: fly fishing, ice fishing, family & fatherhood and continually trying to make sense of the changing world.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Jim's Grand Slam
Fish with my buddy Jim on Sunday. We covered a lot of road and a lot of water. He scored a couple of browns and several salmon at our first stop. I managed a few myself. We worked our way up to the West Branch of the Ausable and he popped a nice rainbow. I saw the take and the hook set. It made my blood pump.
He mentioned to me that all he needed for his FIRST Adirondack Grand Slam was a brookie! OK, so now I'm on a mission to get him tight with a brookie- even if it kills me. We got back to town and I beat feet for a little creek that I know has brookies. The mosquitos nearly ate us alive but in 15 minutes, he landed a little guy about 4 inches with bright blue spots. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! Way to go Jim.