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By Sluice Box
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So days roll by and I grind at the desk, chase the local carp, soccer games, homework, you know....the routine. I have been "investing" in myself through my boys by taking them fishing. Most of the time we land in Colorado. I got a tip from a friend about a spring creek in the Ozarks (hot spotting). It was "well taken care of" and the fish were quite willing: albeit most of them hadn't had smooth stones under their bellies for more than a bit. Stars, moons and such lined up and I loaded my motley crew in the war wagon and East we went.



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We fished



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Then we caught



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Then we touched



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Then dad got bizy up on the grill



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and the day came to an end



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We were on bankers hours. Wake and make the coffee



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Have you had a 'fried' cinnamon roll. We have



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I'm not going to lie. We found "our" bend in the crick and it had a couple nice divots that held fish. I thought about leaving at one point but...... (input overplayed line quote here)



and action continued...........



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lunch was enjoyed and the day came to a close.



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I'll cut to the chase. I was a one man show running 2 boys, 8 and 9 years old, plus a good old god. Fly rods, cold hands, couple kid dunks, yadda yadda. The report is "hero" heavy but it's my boys and this is what ended up on my SD card. They caught the shit of the pellet heads!



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By markl
#597120
Hero shots or not, hot spotting or not, those are some serious sized trout. Especially compared to those wielding the sticks holding them! Fantastic! Looks like it was a great time, wet or dry.
BTW, your kids are kinda light-skinned considering your Avatar (as are your paws).
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By BaggerMcGuirk
#597121
Outstanding.
You are a great example of what a real dad does with his kiddos.
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By The Wandering Blues
#597123
Goodness, done the way it should be. You will be rewarded many times over by getting the boys into tossing flies.
By chadroc
#597128
the only hero here is you for taking those kids out fishing and catching those great fish. awesome stuff. great smiles. brighten the fuck out of a monday, thank you.
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By ironman
#597130
That looked fun as hell.
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By FormerlyChaseChrome
#597133
Pimping the kids eh?.......they have Epic rod building kits?

Dude, 8 and 9 year olds + hero shots are a prerequisite. Nice that dad is teaching them well and building memories for his boys...







Nothing but awesome Sluice!!!
:cool
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By elkhair
#597138
Doing it right. Thanks for sharing.
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