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Friday, February 5, 2021
By Dave Graybill
I was going to Moses Lake on Thursday, so I thought I would leave early and make a few casts at Rocky Ford Creek. As I drove into Ephrata I was pleased to the open sign lit up and Darc Knoble’s red truck in front of his business, the Desert Fly Angler. This was my first trip to the Ford this winter and it was great to see him. I had already rigged my rod with my favorite Mini Leech and Ultra Scud dropper, so I was ready to go. I made several casts without any takes and was getting worried. It was about 11:30 when—Wham! A really heavy fish hit, and it took a while to get it to the shore. I measured it, took a quick shot with my phone and after a nudge it took off. I moved up a bit and started throwing my flies again. I would feel a weed tug on my line occasional and would just jerk my flies free, but one weed pulled back! I landed another nice fish, and then a little later a third. I had landed and released a 23-inch, a 21-inch and 17-inch rainbow and it was just 1 o’clock. Great fun.
This wasn’t the biggest but it sure was the prettiest rainbow I landed at Rocky Ford Creek.