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By LTFI
#687468
chadroc holding it down in here!

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Won't be mistaken for creamer ties anytime soon, bass dont seem to care.

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On the mend after being scoured by big flows.

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Headed back into the hills for meadow troots this weekend :cool
By chadroc
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nice shit there. the 10' #4 is the new 9' #5 i was told recently.
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By LTFI
#687765
chadroc wrote: Tue May 29, 2018 10:18 am nice shit there. the 10' #4 is the new 9' #5 i was told recently.
What can I say, I've always preferred the longer poles. Though the whole euro nymph rod craze is just getting stupid. "Got any 12' 3wt's"?
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By stillsteamin
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The whole craze, like most others, is just a bunch of people who don't know any better being told what they need to buy to catch fish. Walking into some shops these days you'd think nobody caught trout on nymphs until a few months ago. Before this it was micro speys, before that it was 8.9ft streamer rods. I'm all for owning too many fly rods but like clothes and haircuts, I try to avoid things that can be spotted in a photo and immediately date stamped.
By chadroc
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LTFI wrote: Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:54 pm
chadroc wrote: Tue May 29, 2018 10:18 am nice shit there. the 10' #4 is the new 9' #5 i was told recently.
What can I say, I've always preferred the longer poles. Though the whole euro nymph rod craze is just getting stupid. "Got any 12' 3wt's"?
i admit i'm all about the euro rods. i got gifted a 10' #4 by a friend of mine from our local tuesday tying club. i fought it off for a couple years and caught fish on my little glass rods the way i always did before. no one told me what i needed to do, but my buddy told me i could catch on that rod and i should try it. i never really did, until this winter/spring.

i gave it a real shot, and found its a great tool for fishing the small streams i like in certain conditions. just another arrow in my quiver and one that put a decent number of fish in my net this year. euro allowed me to present to fish in lies i couldn't really present well to without it. i found the fish in those lies i knew were there before but couldn't get more than a 4" drift by or whatever.

i enjoyed it. still won't tenkara. will do it again when the spirit moves me and i wanna see that indicator bounce.

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bring a 2nd rod for the streamer, keep it sexy ass glass with a gankadank fly.

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LTFI - i'd rather fish them mice for bass, but in february and march i'll fish bout anything for anything. even if it means i'm standing on ice to do it. least the water's moving when i'm hitting euro spots.
By chadroc
#687811
Hey Brett. Nope. This one here’s a different one.
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By LTFI
#687831
Dig it.



I've fished 10 footers for years, I guess I just don't see them as "euro" rods. The guys I fished with, who were much better anglers, all fished longer rods and wade fished. That was the kind of fishing I gravitated towards. I love that 10' 4wt for what I do. I swung softies most of the day and fished pmd's just before dark, handles both with ease. Streamers too, having the extra reach to high stick meat into buckets and make bigger mends on longer casts.



Its the 11'+ 2 and 3 wts that are everywhere these day. :wink








Its starting to heat up around here, decided to leave the rods alone and just go for a swim. My friend gifted me his old gopro last year when he upgraded. I threw it in a tote with some other summer swimming shit and had forgotten about it...Dug in the tote today looking for my snorkel and found it, threw it on the charger and god and I took it for a spin.



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Im still just a kid swimming in a creek...

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with his god...

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catching tad poles...

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flipping rocks...

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and chasing fishes...
By chadroc
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that swim was so great. LTFI holds it down. i recently had a swimming race akin to beowulf vs breca. not sure who was which but i lacked the prerequisite body armor and i wasn't carrying a sword to defend from any sea monsters.








he'll chase ya. said the stunner.



bring it on. said i. and dove for the pond followed a teh heels by the portly reggie.



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here he comes.....claws out......



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his fat dog gut prevents him from diving down! advantage!



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ah ha! i'm over here you silly god.



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can't catch me. haha.



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double dog paddlers



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fucking victory



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he wants to do it again, but no damn way. exhausted. how the f does anyone swim distance?



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when reggie and mick pulled out i grabbed the boat for a quickie.



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smalljaw swamp shit. kevin's flies are no joke.



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time to start scouring my local dump for a new paddle.



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prospecting a new pond



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unsuccessfully



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every single farmer in new england fucking with my allergies



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fun times at night on the bocci court



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blue won this one



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coaching the hell out of my little laser show



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helping daddy at school



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the boy busted off trout trout trout like he was death grips - fish fish fish thats what i like - yuh



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took this gorgeous bird to see the signifying wolf, will oldham, or bonnie prince billy



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we got seats like whereupon abe lincoln got shot. the day they went on sale



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i got drunk. then drunk on chowder. she loved it when i snatched the straw from her twelve dollar cock-tail and slurped at teh dregs. such as you do.



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panhandled unsuccessfully in the big mean ol city, ain't nobody even give me a quarter



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popper fuk train



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got it held down out here



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heres a c light for all you bastards on this fathers day weekend. one for your old man. when your out on your porch getting cocked after doing the yearly grave visit or some shit. i'm right on that fuked up porch with you. pouring sips.



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heres another twelve to all lucky enough as i am to have a couple of rug rats to hold you down



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