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6-17-05 - Late evening sunlight shines through the trees along Waterloo Creek.
Tiny caddis flutter in the last rays of the evening sun.
Skunkbreaker! That's what I'm talkin' about - raise a glass and toast to Iowa Trout Fishing.

6-17-05 - Caddis on the Waterloo

Waters Fished: Waterloo Creek
Fish Caught: 1
Outing Date: 6-14-05
Weather: Sunny and still
Air Temp: low 70's
Water Temp: N/A
Water Level: normal
Water Color: clear
Fish Species: Rainbow Trout
Pattern Fished: nymphs & leeches
Pattern Color: gray/black
Fishing Quality: not too shabby.

It's a summer evening and I show up in Iowa to teach fly fishing school. I have an hour or so before I need to "be there" so what the heck..might as well put in time on the water.

I headed upstream on the Waterloo to a little roadside pool for some quick action. As the sun was rapidly setting a caddis hatch came off in the riffles immediately upstream from where I fished. It was serene.

All that quiet beauty was shattered with my rod doubling over...FISH ON! All too quickly the fight was over, a marvelous rainbow flopped in the net. Sorry, just want to make you late for something and have the proof - snapped a picture and sent him on his way.

Not too bad for 5 or 10 minutes of fishing :)

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