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I was under the assumption that flows were down on the Weber. Well they are still close to levels I saw early to mid summer. I had mainly fished the Weber last year from Nov to around March so I am still having troubles with the high flows. Anyhow I hit up my areas, Henefer to Taggarts and did ok. I got 3 today on my old blue flox vibrax #2 in brass. I had a few scares -)O(- thinking I was going to lose it, but had to go in and get it.

I did get to pratice with my fly rod for a while, still working on how to read the lay of river for fly fishing and what to tie on :evil: ....

Where I did catch the fish took me back about 15 years where I would fish similar structures for smallies in the fall back in NY with the same lure.

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Waltny,When the flows on that section of the Weber are high, try up higher, above Echo Reservoir.
The water up there was a lot more angler friendly over the weekend.
There are some nice stretches of the Weber upstream of Coalville.
Take the Coalville exit ang drive past the Hotel and the Camperworld. The road becomes a dirt road, and there are several angler access ladders that you can use to access private property that allows fishing on it.
I read your other post and I suggest that you may not have had enough weight to drop your nymphs down to the bottom. With this in mind, this is also when mending your line becomes very important.
Keep using the fly rod, and you will catch fish with it!
I drove past the Weber yesterday [Sunday] and it was too high for me to fish. That was why the flies didn't work so well. You can fish water that high and fast, but it's difficult.
Keep at it, Grandpa D.
 

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Nice job, brutha!

I sure love seeing good photos with a blue fox hanging from the mouth.

That bridge looks familiar. :wink: Did you hook up with any right where the waters meet? It seems like the water cleared up a lot since last weekend.

Great photos (as should be expected).

Keep at it.
 

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Hey, that is up by the Cement plant, where Lost Creek joins the Weber!! I love that spot! Used to fish it all the time when I lived in North Ogden. My biggest brown ever (23 inches) came from there!
 

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Blue Fox #2 Brass, eh? LOAH will be much pleased.:wink: Glad you didn't lose the lure. :)

Thanks for posting those beautiful photos and nice report. Nice fish waltny! :D
Yes that blue fox has been fished in about 10 states since around 93ish? I found it in the back of one of my old tackle boxes and tied it on for my daughter a few weeks ago at Holmes Creek. I told of its history and really amped it up, going as far to call it magic which she replied "This old thing?", yes my dear this old beat up thing. Regaurdless, I got her into some crappie that night and now she is a believer, it has a specal name for us "The crazy fox".

Thanks for enjoying the photos and report.
 

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Nice job, brutha!

I sure love seeing good photos with a blue fox hanging from the mouth.

That bridge looks familiar. :wink: Did you hook up with any right where the waters meet? It seems like the water cleared up a lot since last weekend.

Great photos (as should be expected).

Keep at it.
Lets just say there is a reason the bridges are included in the report :wink:

and yes it is a bit clearer through there.
 

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Hey, that is up by the Cement plant, where Lost Creek joins the Weber!! I love that spot! Used to fish it all the time when I lived in North Ogden. My biggest brown ever (23 inches) came from there!
There are some monsters in there, I tried to sight fish for them and ended up spooking them.
 

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Grandpa D said:
Waltny,When the flows on that section of the Weber are high, try up higher, above Echo Reservoir.
The water up there was a lot more angler friendly over the weekend.
There are some nice stretches of the Weber upstream of Coalville.
Take the Coalville exit ang drive past the Hotel and the Camperworld. The road becomes a dirt road, and there are several angler access ladders that you can use to access private property that allows fishing on it.
I read your other post and I suggest that you may not have had enough weight to drop your nymphs down to the bottom. With this in mind, this is also when mending your line becomes very important.
Keep using the fly rod, and you will catch fish with it!
I drove past the Weber yesterday [Sunday] and it was too high for me to fish. That was why the flies didn't work so well. You can fish water that high and fast, but it's difficult.
Keep at it, Grandpa D.
I know that stretch up above Echo fairly well. I got a free weekend and mapped out all the access points and walked most of the accessable river with pics for reference, but have lost it. I should do it for different times of the year flows and study it again.

I keep hearing that the elk hair caddis is the hot ticket to use up there on that stretch even with the flows as high as they are. I tried a few dries I had and I just couldnt see them once they washed into the rapids, even my strike indicator soaked in floatant was going under for a good stretch.

On a side note, I really was impressed with my casting, Id like to think Im coming along nicely.
 

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Good goin Walt! I have done fairly well right there and a little further up! I also waded up the little stream one time and caught a few. Good pics! Keep at that fly rod haha :D
 

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What time of year did you catch some in Lost Creek? I walked up it along it and it is chocked full of weeds and is crystal clear. I cant imagine very many will go up that way, then they get stuck at the little waterfall. Above that I think its all private land.

A funny thing about matching the hatch, I remember a guided rafting trip we took on the weber(park city rafting in Taggarts, drop in at Henefer and float to Taggarts). Anyhow, you know that big willow you see in my down stream shot? Well the guide on the raft told the two of us that were on point to steer into that willow and I remember it was early July. The tree was loaded with mayflies that I got to see up close and personal as we were covered in those things. I think I even ate a few and I was picking them out of my ears amoung other places :evil:

The one thing I will say about that trip is that it was a great recon trip for me to see some areas I probally normally wouldnt have.
 
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