Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Fly Fishing on the Salt Fork River

On Sunday July 31, 2011, we went fly fishing on the Salt Fork River in Vermilion County. The width of the river channel made it easy for beginners such as us to get started without having to worry much about our backcasts.

With small and large pools interspersed with rocky riffles, a large assortment of habitats are available for various species. There are an abundant number of sunfish, rockbass, and smallmouth bass available for entertainment on light tackle, however, on our outing, we managed to entice only some small shiners with our offerings.

Large silver maples and sycamores dominate the banks, creating lots of shade, which was a relief from the oppressive heat and humidity. The water was hot, and I was sweating in my waders and vest. Even though I was disappointed with our lack of success in catching bass, I plan to return soon with tennis shoes and different flies.

::Posted by Tom Smith::

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