|Photo By T!|
I was presented with an awesome opportunity a few weeks ago. I was able to fish with Troutrageous!, DubTheThorax, and FuncFish. I of course would not miss this for the world and eagerly awaited the day that we had selected to hit the stream. It has been awhile since I just fished to fish. I have been going out fishing, but it has always been with some gear to review or something else in mind....this was just a relaxing day. I brought along my GoPro and my Canon DSLR but never really used them as I would have if I had blogging in mind. I think I took three pictures; though now looking back I wish I would have taken more. I must say that the stream and the weather were just perfect on this outing. I do not think things could have been better!
I arrived at the parking lot at Valley around 9:30 in the morning and met up with Mike (Troutrageous) to do a little tenkara action before the other guys arrived. We headed down to the stream, and he showed me a few places where the fish should be and was also kind enough to give me a few kebari to start the day. First fish of the day went to him. It did not take him long to get a hook set, and while that fish got off, it seemed like just a few casts later, and he was hooked into another one. Thanks to his kebari he gave to me, I had one hooked up as well a few moments later.
Matt (FuncFish) and Mike (DubTheThorax) arrived and were slinging some dries to some fish rising up. They were having great success on top of the water, while the kebari warriors were having some good success under the water. We moved around, caught more fish, and then took an intermission and headed back to the cars for some drinks and snacks. I had husband/father obligations later that evening and had to call the trip early. The guys went on to dominate the stream that day. A rare occurrence from what I have gathered about Valley. I wish I could have stayed the full time and would love to hit the stream with the guys again especially since T! is leaving the area and moving down to Florida (Barracuda on tenkara??). Maybe next time I will actually put my camera to use and get some sweet shots. Most of the pics I stole from Mike.....hope he doesn't mind. You guys can catch other recaps of the trip on Dub's and T!'s blogs.
|Photo by T! (my first tenkara trout of 2013)|
|Photo by T! (Valley trout are gorgeous)|
|Photo by T! (doing my best tenkara pose)|
|Photo by me|