Friday Cheer Through Pics

This forum is for general topics. Keep all posts, images, etc safe for those who read the forum at work. Post only that content that you'd want your mama to read. Violators will be banned.
User avatar
dunk
Posts: 357
Joined: Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:01 am
Location: 2 places at once

Re: Friday Cheer Through Pics

Post by dunk » Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:38 pm

fishskibum wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:05 am
#keepembaked

Image
#prostafflife
Baked Poopfish!

I'm diggin the pro staff coozie thing...
You can''t be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer. Frank Zappa

User avatar
-G-
Posts: 454
Joined: Tue Nov 17, 2015 4:31 pm

Re: Friday Cheer Through Pics

Post by -G- » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:57 am

yard4sale wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:35 am

Lets see some chrome in the FCTP!


Fine!


It’s a dark 630am and my car is tucked into the corner of the parking lot. It is 30 degrees out so I have my car idling with the heat on, and smoke is spewing out the back muffler. I’ve also a thermos of hot coffee in one hand, my phone with the USGS flows in the other. The guys on the radio are talking about the World Series in the background but I’m barely paying attention. I’m already wearing waders, which are still wet from yesterday, and I now have two different boots on after blowing out a pair a few days ago.

The USGS graph reads about 4250 cfs.

“12.5 feet of t14 on my floater head should be right in the pocket”

The river I’m fishing is a popular one. It’s one of the largest rivers in the Midwest and it happens to turn into about 2 miles of beautiful long casting swing water right through the middle of the city. There’s several factors that keep most swing fisherman away. One being the obvious; it’s in the middle of the city. You hear cars, construction, and see jet boats blazing up stream. It’s easy to have a ‘I’m too good for this’ attitude and I don’t blame people for having it. Another factor is that due to dredging several years back the river claims a life just about every year because of sudden drop offs that aren’t always obvious on the waters surface. You step in one and you’ve gone from 3 to 10 feet deep with 3-5000 cfs pushing you downstream. I’ve been fishing this river for just over 10 years now and have spent a few summers wet wading with a buddy figuring out all our wade lines. We have maps drawn out on where to walk, where fish eat, and exactly what tips to use given certain flows.

I find a weird since of solitude on this river. Many turn their nose up, and many are overwhelmed by all the water. But it’s the one place where I live where you can fish a full Spey, cast long, and be in the zone your entire swing.

I’m working my way down my second spot. A run we call ‘Bedford’s’ after a famed old spin fisherman who I use to watch wade the river and memorize his lines. There’s one place a fish will eat a swung fly here, and its right off the current break at the tail end of the run. There’s two rocks and the fish will be behind, and on the inside seam of the second one. This isn’t a street, or an address, this is a mailbox. A mailbox of chrome thunder that’s usually holding a mean animal. My fly passes behind the first rock, and just before it gets to the second I take a small step into the run and feel my line loose a bit of tension. I envision the materials on my scandi tube expanding out due to the lack of tension, then feel the current take my fly back into a slim flashy profile. As soon as I feel the full weight of the current my fly is passing behind the inside seam of the second rock.

“I just gave you a damn slow pitch, eat your damn food” I think out loud.

And then just like it has happened before, lightning struck my fly, my old SA system 10 starting screaming like a dying cat, and I was stumbling on rocks chasing one of my chrome friends down river.

Thank god it’s steelhead season.

Image
Maybe we haven't drank enough Busch- Nolan

User avatar
CC Riebeeck
Posts: 173
Joined: Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:36 am
Location: The other side of nowhere

Re: Friday Cheer Through Pics

Post by CC Riebeeck » Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:24 pm

G’s g-spot

:cool

User avatar
yard4sale
Posts: 2083
Joined: Wed May 28, 2014 4:12 pm

Re: Friday Cheer Through Pics

Post by yard4sale » Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:51 pm

Fire breathing dragon right there!
You can't go back and you can't stand still
If the thunder don't get you then the lightning will

When your choices are between a pedophile religious zealot or a dem suddenly the pedophile religious zealot doesn't sound too bad. - PLOW

User avatar
Bigguy
Posts: 842
Joined: Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:30 pm

Re: Friday Cheer Through Pics

Post by Bigguy » Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:05 pm

:cool Pretty cool!

User avatar
Spicytuna
Posts: 3227
Joined: Thu Jul 22, 2010 3:37 pm
Location: Stuck in Lodi again

Re: Friday Cheer Through Pics

Post by Spicytuna » Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:38 pm

Fuck yeah!!!
"In truth you can throw dries and swing flies and still be a loser. That would be an elite loser though.
Rare breed." - MTgrayling

"You guys know the Magic Hour???? Yeah it just happened I was there!!!" DK

User avatar
fatman
Posts: 5275
Joined: Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:17 pm
Location: where the deer and the antelope play

Re: Friday Cheer Through Pics

Post by fatman » Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:26 pm

OK, I guess, if you like that sorta thing :coffee
My drinkin' days are over; I'm still trouble bound - Slaid Cleaves

"This place is so fucked up. Where else could you find a thread with a Debbie Gibson song, a chapter from Fyodor Dostoevsky, and a sweet under boob pic like that on the same page?" - Hogleg

"You may not be smart, but your car gets good gas mileage". - Stovetop

User avatar
Mad_Mike
Posts: 2075
Joined: Sat Sep 22, 2007 1:01 am
Location: Charleston, South Carolina

Re: Friday Cheer Through Pics

Post by Mad_Mike » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:05 pm

good shit man..
Mad Mike
Somebody just back of you while you are fishing is as bad as someone looking over your shoulder while you write a letter to your girl. - Hemingway

Leonardo DiCaprio wins at life! - Row vs. Wade

Creamer
Posts: 362
Joined: Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:09 am

Re: Friday Cheer Through Pics

Post by Creamer » Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:31 am

Image

Been cranking out some custom wood calls for friends and myself.

Image

Image

Image

Image

User avatar
Ginseng Sullivan
Posts: 3827
Joined: Mon Apr 10, 2006 1:01 am

Re: Friday Cheer Through Pics

Post by Ginseng Sullivan » Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:50 am

Congrats on the fish Mike, Kevin and G.

Nice Kazoos Creamer. Is that a Klingon Drum?
GOPR9026 copy.jpg
Da Crusha!
GOPR9026 copy.jpg (236.89 KiB) Viewed 348 times

Heero[CntRmbrPwd]
Posts: 3232
Joined: Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:49 am

Re: Friday Cheer Through Pics

Post by Heero[CntRmbrPwd] » Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:35 am

Best time of year.
D1F27E37-DCED-43D1-9388-00AC1BA15D09.jpeg
D1F27E37-DCED-43D1-9388-00AC1BA15D09.jpeg (159.66 KiB) Viewed 333 times
58A93CFB-091A-4547-93DA-FD32278CAC57.jpeg
58A93CFB-091A-4547-93DA-FD32278CAC57.jpeg (234.09 KiB) Viewed 333 times
8DEDC892-B58F-46FC-B8F3-210FF999BCAF.jpeg
8DEDC892-B58F-46FC-B8F3-210FF999BCAF.jpeg (196.35 KiB) Viewed 333 times
9593D90E-DE7F-4892-83C5-8902E089C48B.jpeg
9593D90E-DE7F-4892-83C5-8902E089C48B.jpeg (168.71 KiB) Viewed 333 times

User avatar
Kfoxwyo
Posts: 502
Joined: Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:03 pm
Location: Northern California

Re: Friday Cheer Through Pics

Post by Kfoxwyo » Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:46 pm

Envy is a sin-I am a sinner. So nice Hero-
Let your boat of life be light, packed with only what you need-a homely home and simple pleasures, one or two friends worth the name, someone to love and someone to love you, a cat, a dog and a pipe or two, enough to eat and enough to wear, and a little more than enough to drink; for thirst is a dangerous thing.
-Jerome K. Jerome, 1889

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: 421sd, Bigguy, Bing [Bot], Bobwhite, Creamer, croaker, EML, Ginseng Sullivan, Google [Bot], Google Adsense [Bot], Kfoxwyo, LA Fly Guy, loeber74, LTFI, Majestic-12 [Bot], Nemeth, RockinDaddyNotFromTN, RockyMtHigh, Ruddy Duck, sarmulminnow, stratabass, yard4sale and 176 guests