Smalljaw swap 2017-2018

kind of self-explanatory, right? We seem to have some impressive thread-wrappers that lurk around this board. let's try to keep your "first booger" posts at a minimum.
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Re: Smalljaw swap 2017-2018

Post by augustwest » Wed May 30, 2018 11:07 pm

chadroc wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 10:29 am
a deep breath of beautiful.
that right there
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Re: Smalljaw swap 2017-2018

Post by chadroc » Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:00 pm

pearl charles gotta little sexy in them hips.



i been having a lot of fun on these flies. the bass round me are all riled up for the week or three after they have sex. when they're still having sex, you can get some other fish if you wanna.

grab a rod. find a two hour slot. find a back road. find a farm pond.

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or find a pond where they're done having sex and are thus hungry. understandable.

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once the mystery fly was destroyed, i reached back in the sack. found another smallish pond.

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all tomorrows backroads. all todays farm ponds.

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theres a nother pond just over that hill. who's next?

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hang it up long past dark. nuzzle up to the ace. no sale. we can't be bothered, us wed fathers.

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holding it down on the other side of the border

enjoy your catch (it died)

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Re: Smalljaw swap 2017-2018

Post by NeedmoreDEET » Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:54 pm

That was AWESOME!
I like that quote....now have someone hold your head under water until you post a proper intro....or until you stop struggling. - RFA

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Re: Smalljaw swap 2017-2018

Post by gankadank » Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:57 pm

You took that sunfish for ride. Well done.

This little bug came from a prior SM swap. It's going back out tomorrow
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yeah; rumspringa came late.... :smile

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Re: Smalljaw swap 2017-2018

Post by SOBF » Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:45 am

Lime!

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Re: Smalljaw swap 2017-2018

Post by Obie » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:02 am

Nice digs, chadroc.

We finally got a break in the weather so I bailed on work and explored a small stream an hour from the house; most folks blow by it on their way to the reservoirs.

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Buddy worked down here for years and says it was settled by one Mister Wilson back in the 1840s. Wilson and his wife shacked up in a cave at the head of a nearby tributary a couple years, before the missus convinced him to build a proper cabin. Wilson loved that cave, though- wrote in his will he wanted to be mummified and sealed in one of its alcoves along with a hundred dollars and a keg of peach brandy. After seven years the tomb would be opened with the keg and the cash blown on a party with Wilson as the guest of honor. The Civil War intervened, and well after the appointed date someone remembered Wilson's final request. The tomb was robbed and everything taken- the keg, the cash, and whatever remained of Wilson.

I poured one out for Wilson in the parking lot and photo'd some nearly DSFK.

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Worked upstream switching flies until the water got skinny and I scared up a pair of bald eagles- when they're not being charismatic in nature documentaries, they sound like squeaky grocery carts. Chadroc's fly got love, ironman's fly got love, SOBF's was too pretty and I was certain a gar would slice it off at any moment, but a little smallie came out of nowhere and smashed it in the one place I felt safe throwing it. The smallmouth were shy, they'd come unbuttoned at my feet, so no photos.

Everything liked Fred's fly.

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Spent the evening backroading unfamiliar country looking at new accesses and taking in the local flavor.
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Wonder if the paint will outlast Canon.

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Re: Smalljaw swap 2017-2018

Post by chadroc » Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:41 am

i love the story about mister wilson. how fucking cool is that.

nice fishes too. i appreciate you sharing that shit. thanks, obie.
holding it down on the other side of the border

enjoy your catch (it died)

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Re: Smalljaw swap 2017-2018

Post by chadroc » Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:42 am

damn, gank. that's a hella series of fish. post spawn no cheese on them bass, but hey, big ass mauths.
holding it down on the other side of the border

enjoy your catch (it died)

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Re: Smalljaw swap 2017-2018

Post by FredA » Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:05 pm

Nice to see these TR’s guys!

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Re: Smalljaw swap 2017-2018

Post by pbrstreetgang » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:18 am

Bump
ScottP's thread is fucking rubbish...(and can be found on a bunch of other forums if you think it is something special...)

I ended up sticking one swap fly into the trees, and had a carp break off another
Everybody knows this is nowhere...

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Re: Smalljaw swap 2017-2018

Post by CC Riebeeck » Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:59 pm

pbrstreetgang wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:18 am
Bump
ScottP's thread is fucking rubbish...(and can be found on a bunch of other forums if you think it is something special...)

I ended up sticking one swap fly into the trees, and had a carp break off another
Yeah well thanks brent...
:gun

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Re: Smalljaw swap 2017-2018

Post by Woolybug25 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:49 pm

pbrstreetgang wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:18 am
Bump
ScottP's thread is fucking rubbish...(and can be found on a bunch of other forums if you think it is something special...)

I ended up sticking one swap fly into the trees, and had a carp break off another
I’m hoping mine was broke off in a Capr’s face
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