I caught a fish in February -- miniTR

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I caught a fish in February -- miniTR

Post by 2weight » Mon Feb 08, 2016 7:18 am

[report]The soundtrack will be longer than the report. Hope y'all will indulge me.



Last week sucked. Bills, deadlines, the usual BS of real life really piling up. To make matters worse, leaving the gym on Thursday morning some gal crossed the centerline and hit me head on. Damage was (relatively) minimal to my truck. Her car was totaled and she got a trip in the bambulance to get checked out. I, of course, had to go to work.

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I decided that even though my favorite local was probably still buried in snow and ice that I was gonna go get my first fish of 2016. I tied up three of these shitty flies and hit the road.

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Insurance hooked me up with a new 2016 F150 rental, so I threw the fatbike in the bed and headed east up the Allegheny Front. As an aside, who the hell buys a truck without a receiver in 2016? Looking at YOU, Ford and Enterprise Rent-a-car...

I'm still toying with the best way to pack a rod on the bike. I'm not sure I want to add a rack system, although I may go that way. Usually I just stick the rod tube in my pack but I thought I'd give this a try. It worked fine.

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Rolling on 7 psi... probably should have dropped another pound or two for the conditions. There was more snow in the holler than I figured there would be.

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The water was gorgeous. Still cold as hell, but flows were just right.

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The fish were willing to eat a fly, provided you hit em in the face with it.

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Das End.[/report]

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Re: I caught a fish in February -- miniTR

Post by foureyedgeek » Mon Feb 08, 2016 7:42 am

Well shit, that looks fun. I like those fat bikes, but not enough to stop being lazy.
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Re: I caught a fish in February -- miniTR

Post by DayTripper » Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:42 am

I don't care where you live, February brookies are a treasure.

I picked up one of those racks that mount to the seat post for my bike. Works good for strapping a rod tube onto.

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Re: I caught a fish in February -- miniTR

Post by Transylwader » Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:02 am

Hell yeah man! :cool
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Re: I caught a fish in February -- miniTR

Post by -G- » Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:16 am

Clearly, you have your priorities straight.

I have ruined a pair or two of waders with my bike directly and indirectly but there's something to be said of the solitude and reflection you get during the bike back out.

Big cheers :cool
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Re: I caught a fish in February -- miniTR

Post by SLSS » Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:22 am

foureyedgeek wrote: I like those fat bikes, but not enough to stop being lazy.
I keep having exactly these thoughts.

Good stuff. :cool
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Re: I caught a fish in February -- miniTR

Post by Spicytuna » Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:34 am

Good job getting out.

I was going to get out Sat morn but pussed out and slept in.

Glad you did not.

Good shit
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Re: I caught a fish in February -- miniTR

Post by KilgoreTrout » Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:40 pm

I approve. That bike looks legit.

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Re: I caught a fish in February -- miniTR

Post by The Wandering Blues » Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:54 pm

A Surley gets you extra bonus points. Fuckin' A.
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Re: I caught a fish in February -- miniTR

Post by pbrstreetgang » Mon Feb 08, 2016 4:56 pm

nice Puggs.

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Re: I caught a fish in February -- miniTR

Post by K_P » Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:30 pm

foureyedgeek wrote:Well shit, that looks fun. I like those fat bikes, but not enough to stop being lazy. shuck out two grand for one.

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Re: I caught a fish in February -- miniTR

Post by CarpeTructa » Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:43 pm

We got up to almost 80 degrees today, but your trip looks fun too. :cool
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