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By crabtops
#388298





I've been anticipating my first trip of the year for weeks now. Friday night I sat at the vice and tied up some flies designed for early season. I wanted some thing small with a lot of natural movement that would push water and be easily noticed. I came up with this;

zonker, marabou, and a spun deer head

[img]http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af30/crabtops/flies/chartreuseslabbabou.jpg[/img]



Got my flies together, grabbed the essentials and hit the road.

[img]http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af30/crabtops/Fishing%20trips%202011/earlyseasonflies.jpg[/img]



[img]http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af30/crabtops/Fishing%20trips%202011/sabritones.jpg[/img]



You might not know about these unless you live in the SW or a Mexican neighborhood. They're kind of like pork rinds, they're addictive as hell but they tear your mouth up worse than captain crunch.



[img]http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af30/crabtops/Fishing%20trips%202011/sabritones1.jpg[/img]



[img]http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af30/crabtops/Fishing%20trips%202011/redman.jpg[/img]



[img]http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af30/crabtops/Fishing%20trips%202011/triboro.jpg[/img]



The trail to the water, pass the bum camp

[img]http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af30/crabtops/Fishing%20trips%202011/bumcamp.jpg[/img]



Isn't fishing in the Bronx awesome.

What up Richie? I see you.



I wasn't expecting much considering we've had three days of rain and temps that didn't get out of the 40's all week . My suspicions were confirmed. For one, I missed the productive tide having arrived for the last hour of the outgoing.



[img]http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af30/crabtops/Fishing%20trips%202011/lowtide.jpg[/img]



[img]http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af30/crabtops/Fishing%20trips%202011/brownwater.jpg[/img]



Was able to do a little recon, found some good structure for higher water

[img]http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af30/crabtops/Fishing%20trips%202011/recon.jpg[/img]



found a goose egg of my own

[img]http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af30/crabtops/Fishing%20trips%202011/gooseegg.jpg[/img]

(not a goose egg)



Flotsam or jetsam?

[img]http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af30/crabtops/Fishing%20trips%202011/flotsom.jpg[/img]

Gives new meaning to brown lining. Brown tar heroin anyone?



After test swimming some new flies I packed up and hit another spot

[img]http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af30/crabtops/Fishing%20trips%202011/LIsound.jpg[/img]



On the trail in I stumbled on a NYC forrest fire, a real scorcher.

[img]http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af30/crabtops/Fishing%20trips%202011/forrestfire1.jpg[/img]



[img]http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af30/crabtops/Fishing%20trips%202011/forrestfire2.jpg[/img]



[img]http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af30/crabtops/Fishing%20trips%202011/forrestfire3.jpg[/img]



[img]http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af30/crabtops/Fishing%20trips%202011/forrestfire.jpg[/img]



Totally unexpected and pretty cool to see.








Heard the sirens and because I was packing contraband I didn't feel like being interviewed

[img]http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af30/crabtops/Fishing%20trips%202011/forrestfire4.jpg[/img]



[img]http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af30/crabtops/Fishing%20trips%202011/essentialgear.jpg[/img]

Just the essentials



The drive home

[img]http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af30/crabtops/Fishing%20trips%202011/drivehome.jpg[/img]
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By Lurgee
#388300
I like it.

Have you ever ridden the subway in waders?
By get er done
#388369
it pains me to see all this effort so few tugs...........

ctops your flies are legit. poons, snook would kill them.
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By BearsFan
#388371
Digging the new fly.
By Articulated Trico
#388375
"I never sleep cause sleep is the cousin of death". I love that line! Greg Dulli even quoated that line in a song.
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By RFA
#388376
Really cool report. I thought that was interesting. Reminds me of where I grew up.
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By Sakonnet
#388377
crabtops wrote:
Flotsam or jetsam?
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Ha, nice to know some things never change. Used to hit some spots near Co-Op city when I lived down that way.
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By crabtops
#388388
Never had to ride the train in my waders, although I've heard of it being done.

Right when I was getting into the saltwater stuff my truck died. I was in utter despair when I found in the neighborhood of my work a beat up old station wagon, a 1978 Chevy Impala wagon the only thing missing was the wood panels, with a for sale sign on it$500 or best offer.

Best $300 I ever spent and most important fishing gear purchase I've ever made. That thing got me to the water and got me to my first striped bass. I miss that old beast.
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By FlyFishNut
#388435
It's good to see an urban TR like this, especially interesting to us who've never lived in a big city. Hell, I never rode in a cab or a train (that wasn't attacked by fake indians) until I was in my 20s.
It makes me scratch my head the thought of living in such a population-dense area and being a FlyFisher or Woodsman and how do you get your fix? Great flies, btw and post up some more urbanTRs hopefully with some fishes to help us shire dwellers wrap our minds around it. :cool
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By crabtops
#388509
B.M. Barrelcooker wrote:I dig that ride.....did it have a system?
If by system you mean an am/fm with a broken antenna then, yes.

With the seats down two people and a dog could sleep fully laid out though.
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