Trout fishing at Blue river wma this morning

1shott

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Got skunked but had fun.

In my quest this year to be more active and to get out more, today was a morning trip to blue river wma. I also got to spend some time in my Tundra which is always a good thing.

Now in all my years of living here in OK I have never made a effort to use the WMA lands set aside for fishing, hunting etc. My first trip to Blue was a good one, met some great folks who after hearing this was my first visit opened up with advice on where to fish and what lure or bait to try.

I went with a co worker and his son. His son caught his first rainbow trout and it was a nice one. I lost a new mepps spinner LOL.

Ok enough rambling and onto a few pics.

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The Blue River is nice but can be a little tough for fly fishing. Perfect your roll cast technique because the trees are tight along the banks. You might want to bring a spinning rod rig instead.

I was using a light spinning rod and reel with 8lb line. The other folks in the group are the bait casters.

Surprisingly I did not see any folks with fly fishing gear. I figured they would have been all over.
 

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The Blue River is nice but can be a little tough for fly fishing. Perfect your roll cast technique because the trees are tight along the banks. You might want to bring a spinning rod rig instead.
Wouldn't be tough at all if one has experience fishing the narrow streams in Colorado or New Mexico that are heavily brushed in. Like you said, a roll cast using a 7.5' 3wt is the rod to use in those tight quarters. Accuracy is a must.
 
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