Wild Slam Complete

It was a long time coming but I got my first wild bow. It took a skated EHC stimulator. I wish I could say that it was due to meticulous presentation but it happened accidentally while I was crossing the stream with my line hanging downstream. Fortunately, the action didn’t stop there.

I caught bows, brookies, and browns on Saturday morning, a healthy mix of stocked and wild fish. Nymphs worked great early on, but later in the day I took a few more on dries as well. The wild bows were comparatively paler than their stocked counterparts and they fought much harder. One 5 in. specimen even took line off the reel!

If you haven’t gone out for wild bows, I would highly urge you to try it. They grow larger than brookies and provide a good change of pace due to their wild runs and jumps. Be sure to concentrate more on the fast and broken water!

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  1. Congrats on the wild bow, Ashu! My understanding is that they are quite rare here in the Northeast. Beautiful fish.

    1. Thanks Sam! From my knowledge, they are limited to a few tributaries of the Deerfield, White River (VT), Upper Connecticut River, Androscoggin River, and the Kennebeck (ME). I’ve heard great things about the latter 2 and their ability to produce monsters well over 20 in.!

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