The 1st Valley Creek Jewel of 2019
With 24hrs since the last thunderstorm, I thought the water in Valley Creek should be lower and hopefully clear. It was settled down when I arrived at 7am but a tad bit off color. SO, the decision was to go with nymphs.
The stream held to its reputation as being a fickle piece of water, causing me to repeatedly go back to my boxes. In the end, a #16 Squirrels Nest is what brought all of my fish to hand.
Tying the Squirrels Nest Nymph
Upstream I was able to pull a matched pair on 2 consecutive casts just before the pool was attacked by a a pair of labs and a retrieval dummy. I was hidden behind the near-side support wall, but they were fun to watch.
They both had nice color
I always enjoy visits to Valley
The wild browns are beautiful
Four fish on the morning isn't bad for water that can leave you wanting for a single fish on any given day.