A while back, GF posted a story about Steve who visited Korea to fish with him. Steve was working at Hong Kong at the time and now he is back in his home town which is not too far from my house. Steve contacted me to fish together and we decided to fish the Gorge.
It turns out that Steve is a small creek junky. He started to fly fish at tender age of 14 years and his casting reflects his experience very well. Steve never fished gorge and I thought it will be a proper reintroduction to his home ground.
We met at the parking lot early in the morning and hiked into the gorge. It was a perfect day to be out. The water level was on a low side but helped us wade in and out of the river. There weren’t much hatch activity. A few caddis and small bwos were fluttering around but not enough to bring trout to the surface.
After a few switching around of flies, both of us were able to catch some browns although most of them got away before I was able to take some pics.
As a routine to the gorge fishing, we veer off from the main river to the small feeder creek. As expected, the water level was very low which limited us to fish only handful of the pools. Watching Steve cast in a tight environment was a pleasure to watch. Surprisingly, we caught more browns than brookies (actually we only caught one brook trout). I’ve never caught browns on this creek and it is somewhat disturbing if the native residents are being forced out of their habitat.
It was a pleasure to fish with Steve and looking forward to our next trip. But more than anything, we now have a new member to our club.