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Fly fishing Leeds Creek

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It was a great day to do some fishing. My friend and I went fishing at Leeds Creek. We got to the one turn around spot about 1.8 miles from the first bridge. We got out to look at the creek a few hundred feet down. From the top it looks impossible to hike down let alone fish. So we said what the hell might as well try it. It was a very intense hike down. We remained watchful for snakes, cacti, and very loose rocks. When we finally made it to the bottom we pretty much had to crawl to the river, because of how thick the brush is by the river.

 

 

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It really didn't look like there was any fish in the area just because of how shallow and clear it was. When I casted in I tried the best I could to get my fly under the overhanging trees where it was deeper, but the water moves so fast that by the time my fly would sink it would be back in the shallow part in front of me. This would normally result in the fly getting stuck on the rocks.

 

 

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I was using an old chewed up red BH Brassie that I made. I repeated this casting for a while and again it felt like my fly got stuck under the rocks so again I lifted up and the line took off. This is where my adrenalin kick in the only thing that was on my mind was hurry and land this fish before I lose him. When I got him in it was a gorges little Bonneville Cutthroat Trout With orange under its head.

 

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Unfortunately I couldn't get a picture of my first one because my phone was tucked away in my pack. But the second one I got was half the size of my first one. (in the picture above)

 

I was also using the Willy J. Exodus pack in the picture and did great for a day pack that needs to get into tight spots. so I'll be posting a good review about that later. By the time we got done we had hiked 200ft upstream. I caught two Trout and Statton caught one.

 

 

Story at Silvercg.com

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Well, thank goodness you carefully picked your way down to the bottom of the canyon instead of your usual mode of travel...flying down on your bikes with no helmets on! :nono:

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Well, thank goodness you carefully picked your way down to the bottom of the canyon instead of your usual mode of travel...flying down on your bikes with no helmets on! :nono:

 

i didn't tell you what happened when we got back out..... I locked the keys in the trunk. so we had to wait an hour for my dad to bring the extra set of keys to me.

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Pictures work. Looks good. What kind of cactus and snakes? Im from Alaska, I dont know about the odd little dangers you are aware of.

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Nice looking fish King.   But I would need more than that  :hugegrin:

 

it's more about the challenge than the size or quanity. this creek is tiny not stocked and hardly fished. i'm just satisfided that i was able to get a fly rod in there let alone catch some fish.  :woot:

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It might not be big but its sure purtty. Ive never seen one before.  :thumbup:

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Guest blacksmith

we have a creek like that we fish all the time but the fish are not big there but fun with my 4 wt rod

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it's more about the challenge than the size or quanity. this creek is tiny not stocked and hardly fished. i'm just satisfided that i was able to get a fly rod in there let alone catch some fish.  :woot:

 

  Well you did good. I am glad you were able to fish it. And I am sure there is a big one sitting in that creek just waiting to be landed. But it is a nice looking trout. I like the colors

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Looks good King, glad you had a good time.  What are the temps like round there?

 

~SK

 

well the high was about 74 F  but the water felt like ice. I wasn't able to stay in the water that long because of how cold it is.  rightnow the snow on pine mt is starting to melt so its run off from that. I guess the water temp was about 43 F

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