Revive - A Quarterly Fly Fishing Journal Revive- Farewell Issue - Page 103

On Thursday we cooperated all together again and decided to hike a bit higher to the upper river part and stay during the night. Good hour of hiking along the river with beautiful surroundings went like a few minutes and we reached out to the planed pool. There were many salmon rising and jumping but basically it was dark/colored fish. Water was boiling same as adrenaline in our blood. Well known scenery from before: a lot off fish but they just ignored absolutely everything we did! And our 7 hour of experimental fishing was completely empty with out even a softest bite to our flies. So 1 AM we gave up and went for sleep. We dint had tent with us and slept just under open skies. Maybe after an hour it started to rain and bother me. Typical. So instead i grabbed a single hand rod and started casting while my buddies were sleeping. Probably it was my third cast and something set in the end of the line. I was pretty sure that it was one of those colored fish. So i shouted to my sleeping fellas: black fish is ON! And then chaos broke in our night camp. And on top of that what a surprise came over when i reeled in the fish closer after a dramatic fight and there was a massive silver male fish. Unforgettable moment when we all been sharing our emotions of that happiness!