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Crane Creek

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!

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Mar 11, 2016
Beautiful fish
by: Alan Luecke

Thanks for your post. What a place. I plan on spending a day there in April. Did you fish any in the lower section of the area off Swinging Bridge road?

Mar 11, 2016
Swinging Bridge
by: Rob Ruff

Yes. On Sunday I fished that area. Very nice.

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