Tim Brookens and I made our annual trip to the “Savage”. This time we made it a two day trip instead of three, so we pitched a tent at the campsite along the river instead of hauling Tim’s camper.
The Savage hasn’t changed – rough water and multiple currents making it a challenge to get a drag free drift. We covered four sections of the river in two days. The goal is to land a wild Brookie or Brown bigger than 12 inches. Fish of this size are the most colorful fish I’ve ever seen.
Day one was uneventful as we caught a handful of small fish. Day two improved as we caught more fish and hooked up with some beauties. Tim landed a pretty brown and I hooked and lost three nice fish. Our most successful flies were a sulphur comparadun and parachute Adams.
Great camping, challenging fishing, the thrill of hooking up with strong wild fish, falling in, sore backs, tiredness…yep that’s the Savage River.