While trout fishing the other day, a strange thing happened. I caught just two trout, while managing three bass and four hybrid bluegills. Even in a pond chuck full of trout, I can't escape the warm water species!
This seventeen inch specimen was perhaps the highlight for me, even considering the hook jaw I also brought to hand. That may seem strange, but let me tell you why it was so nice. This bass took Clif's Crawdad, the fly I've been tweaking since my first days tying. I'm always overjoyed when I trick a fish using my own creation.
Just don't ask why I was fishing that fly in a trout pond. I'd probably just lie and say the trout were after crawdad patterns all day.