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Post by m.b. » Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:00 pm

i got real bored this evening and realized that i had never caught (on fly) a freshwater fish that would fit in my hand. i grabbed my 4 lb. (no clue/don't care how many Xs that is) 4wt. rig and walked down to my private water to see what all this palm-sized shit was about.

first cast:
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i'm not sure, but i don't think i've ever caught a fish smaller than my reel.


next cast:
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three casts later:
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had enough of that shit so i grabbed my rake and spent about an hour destroying habitat cleaning hydrilla and stringy grass shit out of the prime areas. next week i'm taking the weed eater to the shit that's grown up around the bank.

while i was cleaning that stuff out, i noticed tons of minnows, little perch, and 3-4 inch long tadpoles. with that much food in there all over the place and deep water out in the middle there has to be some bigger fish in there.

as the sun set a ~2 foot water snaked headed across the lake. i thought for sure something would hit his ass but he made it. (i was too lazy to take a picture and i didn't want to miss it if something grabbed him.)

maybe i'll go try again next week...?


now i'm drinking cheap beer and tying tarpon leaders:
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Re: handjob

Post by Oldog » Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:36 pm

did you overline that 4 wt rod with an eight weight line?
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Re: handjob

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Re: handjob

Post by Randall Dee » Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:10 am

I always figured you for a bud lite drinker.

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Re: handjob

Post by Salmotrutta » Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:14 am

Yo MB! Nice Tarpon time gear! You really need to be fishing for Brown Trouts though. Ask Heero, he'll tell you the same thing. They can actually be selective at times. You know- like dem Catfish.
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Re: handjob

Post by castingoutloud » Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:39 am

Please tell me this is not the gheyest thread ever.
MB I will trade you a ride inland for a ride in an HPX that is if you have one otherwise (nevermind).
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Re: handjob

Post by Springfed » Sat Jun 12, 2010 1:00 am

That tin of Cope is the only thing that got me going... :coffee
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Re: handjob

Post by fullwells » Sat Jun 12, 2010 3:33 am

Bottom right corner of the tarpon gear image,little nuggets?

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Post by flybug.pa. » Sat Jun 12, 2010 4:09 am

thats cool! :coffee
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Re: handjob

Post by Plow » Sat Jun 12, 2010 9:27 am

I'd rather get a hand job with 60 grit than drink bud lite (or any lite).

Forget about tarpon, they're going to turn around when they hit the spill.
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Re: handjob

Post by Woolybug25 » Sat Jun 12, 2010 10:16 am

fullwells wrote:Bottom right corner of the tarpon gear image,little nuggets?
Weed-head... :coffee

Cool reportage. I would have never guessed that you owned a 4wt. Lets see more pics of the pond! :cool
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Re: handjob

Post by BigCliff » Sat Jun 12, 2010 10:54 am

I know a guy that's caught some 3lb bass out of that pond.

He's 12.

It was no big deal.
Buy better hooks and bourbon.

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