Saturday, July 23, 2011

Provo North






Myself and tirko ventured to some new waters today. it is a well known creek that actually looks more like a full fledged river and it's crowds reminded me of the provo. it seemed like around every bend there were people, in almost every pull off there were cars. it just plan sucked to see. i threw streamers and dries with most of the action coming from the streamers. i only landed 1 fish but sure moved a ton on a olive/white double bunny. there was to many bugs coming off but did see some tricos and what looked like a small few green drakes. i raised a few fish but didn't connect with any. i fished one section where there was a small pile of logs stacked up from the high water and under one the these over hanging logs were thousands of, what appeared to be, dead flies.....house fly type. i only say dead cause i touched a couple and they didn't move, but most of the bottom of that log was just solid flies. crazy, i'd never seen anything like it. the creek was beautiful and so was the weather but the crowds really kind of killed my spirits.

4 comments:

Scott said...

Sorry about the crowds, Mike. The books, shops and stories definitely hold true about the crowds, I guess. I wish I could have joined. Did you guys try above "Heber" (meaning how far up did you make it)?

LOAH said...

Utah is my stomping grounds, but I'm at a loss for where you were.

Sorry about the crowds. That can always get you down.

mike doughty said...

LOAH- i just moved up to montana from utah

Phil Ringnalda said...

I've seen the same sort of fly logs on, um, a too-famous creek in the Idaho panhandle, too. They're consistently on the same logs, low enough to the water that they must be getting washed off by runoff so they must be new sets each year. I've also seen a few patches of them on mid-river boulders. Unfortunately, "creepy patches of flies under logs by rivers" isn't a good enough search phrase to find out any more about them.