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Post by CarelessEthiopian » Tue Jul 14, 2015 3:44 pm

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Re: Aspect

Post by Willi » Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:35 pm

Great stuff!!

That hike looks a bit beyond my capabilities anymore.


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Post by kish » Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:45 pm

Why in the hell do I live in Illinois? Holy shit.
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Re: Aspect

Post by gankadank » Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:14 pm

thanks Ben. Well written goodness. :cool
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Re: Aspect

Post by D-nymph » Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:44 am

CE hit another home run. :cool
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Re: Aspect

Post by SA Guy » Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:37 am

Hi Ben, Aspect, Respect, cool hike, you really need to get down here, we should chat again, maybe we should help with your flight ticket, will pm you.

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Re: Aspect

Post by Ruddy Duck » Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:45 am

I live an hour and a half from a pretty amazing fishery that people travel from far to fish.

But the grass is always greener they say. I dream of doing exactly what your showed us and wish you would bump this thread more often Ben. I don't have enough time, money, intel, and the ankles to do it myself it seems. And I am well aware that those are just weak excuses that I will someday wish I overcame so that I could see and fish a place that awesome.


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Re: Aspect

Post by Fishwater » Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:30 am

The Volfish wrote:I would have died of oxygen deprivation. Amaze balls.

That was great.
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Re: Aspect

Post by Bruiser » Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:39 pm

Randall Dee wrote:So you just hiked to that one lake then?
:cool I laughed at the ropes joke too.

Nice job getting in and out of that spot too Ben! Up and down that scree would be a big workout by itself but it looks like you also did some more thousands on the trail. Great stuff all around.
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Re: Aspect

Post by SLSS » Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:48 pm

"That shit blows my mind. And it's literally in my backyard."

Lucky man. :cool
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Re: Aspect

Post by CarelessEthiopian » Sun Jul 10, 2016 10:55 pm

[report]A few weeks ago, I spent about an hour poking around a creek. No rod, just looking. Finding.
I found 3 good targets. I gave the biggest and best to someone I had just met.
It was a big fish, I'd guess 23 or 24 and fat, male, cruising the slack water and the bank, picking stuff off the top steadily.
I got my guy into position, an easy cast.

"Do you see the fish? I want you to see it."

"Yeah, I see it."

"Go ahead and give it to him. You'll get one shot."

He makes a cast with a floating ant. It's too close to the fish, but the fish doesn't spook. It noses up to the fly and refuses.

"Ooooohhh shit! Damn," I said.

He makes another cast and pounds the fish on the head. Fish doesn't spook but swims off slowly into the dark, as only a big brown will do when you've been made.

Dude keeps casting. Makes a few scatter casts.

"Stop casting. He's gone. Didn't you see that?"

"Yeah, I see him. I saw that."

"No, you didn't. He's gone."

"Why didn't he eat it?"

"You put it too close to him. He looked at it then refused. You cast again and he didn't like it."

"Did I have a nymph on? I didn't see a dry."

"No, you had a dry fly on. An ant. We watched that fish rise for 5 minutes, so I tied on a dry."

"Oh, well you should have told me."


It's a sin to think "I could have caught that fish," but that's all that was in my head for four days.
Then I found myself standing on the same bank, watching the same fish.
It was 1pm under clear blue skies. I was alone.

I made one cast with a hopper and received a hell of a memory.

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