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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:36 pm 
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Looks like a super trip, Ben, thanks for the very enjoyable photos. Roughly how many fish per day? Do they ever hit dries?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:39 pm 
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Oh, man, I want to go to Alaska.

I've been annoying largemouth bass lately.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 4:18 pm 
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Rambler- they do hit skittered dries, although we exclusively fished streamers like clouser minnows and similar creations I would tie before dinner (slow fishing from 2-5pm). The water was very dirty, between 2"-12" visiblity on any given day. This river would rise 2 feet one day and drop the same 24 hours later- very touchy. The average was about 15 fish per day. That included pink, chum, and silver. A great day was 85 fish between my father, brother, and myself; which included all the aforementioned species plus sockeye, jack, and 'bow.
Patrick- make your reservations for next year soon! You will not regret it. Largemouth are fun- I have a lake across the street which has a protected population which are OK to fish for but not OK to keep. They are slowly recovering from overharvest.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:56 pm 
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I'd say 85 salmon is a pretty decent day; to have a day like that with your father and brother puts it in another category altogether! The Clouser has to be the greatest all-around fly in a generation.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:46 am 
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Somehow I don't think the Catskills are going to be much good for a while. Over here the Housatonic's still roaring away.

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down here, less hard hit, the big rivers are stll roaring but the creeks have cleared up.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:19 pm 
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Fishing was tough in Montana this year, but I managed to hook this nice brown on the West Boulder:

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:56 am 
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Anybody use a two-handed rod? I am considering dipping my toe in with one of these inexpensive numbers from Cabelas

http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/browse.c ... prd1169518

Scroll down a bit and you'll see them

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Patrick wrote:
Anybody use a two-handed rod? I am considering dipping my toe in with one of these inexpensive numbers from Cabelas

http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/browse.c ... prd1169518

Scroll down a bit and you'll see them
Is that for Spey casting? I always thought that looked like an awful lot of line flying through the air. But cool if you could do it.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:39 am 
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Yeah. I'm wondering about usefulness from a pontoon boat, stripping big streamers for largemouth.

I'm not even sure what Spey casting is.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:00 pm 
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I've got an inherited cane two-handed rod (12' long, it feels like it weighs about 2 pounds). Useful for making very long roll casts, in fjord-like salmon fishing situations where there's a cliff behind you, and thus no back casts. Also amazing for mending line. Might be a lot of rod to handle from a boat, though it does put everything well above other fishermen in the boat, so that's one less thing to worry about. The roll casting spey motion is fun to learn


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:53 pm 
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I cannot seem to link a video for you....


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note the tree trunk over my head:

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Heading to FL with my 9 weight and a camera, hoping for something postable!


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That sounds fun- never fished flats myself... look forward to pics.


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