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by Rob Ruff
(Wichita Falls, TX )
I was in Crane Creek the weekend of March 5th and had the opportunity to fish for McCloud 'bows. I had 4 rods with me and ended up using a Kurenai HM33R, Nissin Air Stage Honryu 380 and a Nissin Air Stage Fujiryu 410. The upper part of the creek was low and clear which made the fishing challenging. I did manage to catch 6 to 8 inch rainbows. I had better results fishing the lower creek around the baseball fields. A true treasure of a stream and the fish were lively. I did lose one as it darted under a submerged log. I used a few different flies but had the best results on a pheasant tail bead head nymph and an Ishigaki Kebari. Those McClouds are very beautiful and spirited!
“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” – Benjamin Franklin
"Study to be quiet." - Izaak Walton 1653
"Be sure in casting, that your fly fall first into the water, for if the line fall first, it scares or frightens the fish..." Col. Robert Venables 1662
As age slows my pace, I will become more like the heron.
The hooks are sharp.
The coffee's hot.
The fish are slippery when wet.
Beware of the Dogma