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By skullion childs
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It's kind of embarrassing to put up a winter TR after the that tour de force by Junglecock, but this'll have to do.



WB25 and I decided to take advantage of the President's Day holiday and spend some time on the water, and try to get him his first NY feesh. Glista wanted to play too.



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You might want to take note of the black bag. You'll be seeing it again.



It was friggin' cold. Even the car was complaining. But it was supposed to warm up later in the day.



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So away we went. Note the black bag again. And the cool waterproof backpack.



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It wasn't as crowded as we feared, nor as empty as we hoped, and we found a good spot to swing some fur and feathers while dodging ice floes. Not a lot happening for a while.



This is the spot where a cool picture of my thermometer showing the nearly freezing water should be:



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But I forgot, because as I was digging around my bag for it, WB called out, and I saw he had a fish on.



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He landed a nice lake-run brown. Purdy feesh. First NY fish for WB. A nice little baptism, welcome to the area, all that. Pictures were taken.



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We went off to find Glista, who had wandered off to a different pool. He had landed one too. Here's Glista; maybe he'll post a shot of the fish later.



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So now, I'm thinking, it's my turn. We've only been out for a few hours, and it's just starting to warm up, although our feet might have been hard pressed to believe that. We wander down to a new hole. WB was the first in the water. Literally.



As in a literal baptism. And not a little Catholic-style sprinkling either, but a pretty solid Holy Roller-style dunking. Well, a good sit down, anyway.



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Glista did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of the joy of Western New York lake run fish...



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Remember that black bag that I mentioned earlier? Here it is again.



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And here is what it contained (the camera stuff, not the other bags):



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WB was way tough about his immersion, and laughed it off. He did, however, seem concerned about the lens that may or may not have been his wife's, and that he may or may not have been supposed to bring. And the fancy waterproof backpack that his camera stuff should or should not have been in.



Even wet, in sub-freezing temps, WB was willing to fish more. We decided, however, that it was lunchtime, and we'd meander off to a restaurant. Skulli would have to wait for his first fish of the year.



Glista did, however, stop to drool over some feathers we passed.



[img]http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y449/scullionchilds/drakestuff-11_zps19d6d1cd.jpg[/img]



Lunch (including WB's first 'beef on weck,' a local delicacy) was had, conversation was had, beverages drank, and they were good.



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Skullion Childs, out.
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By Woolybug25
#512363
haha... I probably should of gave you the heads up that I already posted my part. My bad.



Here was mine. Maybe Raffa can delete my thread so we can just have one? Raffa??... Bwian??



Btw, I would take a pic of my camera sitting in a bowl of rice... but, well... you know.



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Hey dudes... they were right, they told me that it would eventually stop snowing, and today.... it finally stopped snowing in WNY. I'm sure it's just a glimpse of it, but i'll take it. Glista and Skullion decided to take me fishing, and I finally caught my first NY fish. It twas a good day.



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Here is the new bag I got for my birthday. They tell me it's waterproof. No one told me that you had to actually put your camera in it in order to keep it dry. I would like a refund.



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Then we got to fishing.



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I wrasled it to the ground and hit it with my spray pole.



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My first WNY feesh. I hope I don't have to wait another month for the next one. Thanks to all my WNY peeps for taking me fishing, listening to my poor humor and bumming me cigs.



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Peace out, fish. Thanks for the ride.



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Here is a picture of two birds... I hope you like it.



[img]http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p251/woolybug25/Fly%20Fishing/IMG_7595_zps1e44b871.jpg[/img]



fin :cool[/report]
Last edited by Woolybug25 on Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:17 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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By foureyedgeek
#512364
Dang, that's a cold dunking. I love me some beef on wreck though. Nice fishes boys.
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By Ruddy Duck
#512369
Had a pricey lens take a full bath in the salt marsh about 10 years ago. KEH repaired it for a lot less than replacing it. Still have it today. Called them and they gave me some pointers on shipping. Good luck with it.
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By HPFF
#512401
Looks like all the makings of a damn fine day to me (sans the camera dunking)! :cool
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By Glista
#512402
Man! I so wanted to brain one of these fuckers! Think dyed secondary’s for Atlantic Salmon flies. They are Mute Swans after all, an invasive species from Europe. I think I would have been justified. I should have sent WB25 out there with a rock since he was already wet.
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Anyway, we did have a good time even though we had to cut things short. And I have to hand it to WB25, he’s a tough basterd. I was the one that made the suggestion to go to lunch. I think he would have stuck it out for a bit longer with Skullion and I if I hadn’t made the suggestion.

A shot of WB25 casting right before disaster struck. Kind of sucked because it was a good pool.
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The fish I got. Not nearly as big as WB25’s but I’ll take it.
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The boys getting the fuck out of Dodge.
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Perfect end to a not so bad day!
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By woolly bugger
#512434
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