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  2. theflyguy

    Lost Hat

    Don’t lie you stole James lucky hat so he would stop catching all the beasts... lol jk
  3. slackereric

    Finger guard?

    I have a pack of sleeves I picked up at bean or cabelas years ago and they are still good today. Lycra material in a light blue. I forget the brand... With the depth charge, if I don't wear one, I get a blister in 30 minutes.
  4. Mainiac

    Lost Hat

    Lost it in the Inca cave. Indiana Jones
  5. Mainiac

    Done

    Thanks Rick. I'll take you up on that offer !
  6. Today
  7. Bigspencer

    Working on the weekend

    Nice day man.....that's a terrific day, really rewarding to tempt em' to take even though it does indeed seem like pullin' teeth....and browns don't wanna rush things...even on the best of days....
  8. Sixguns

    Jurassic pond

    That is my kind of fishing trip right there, love it! Even the dog was having a good time. Sixguns
  9. saltyshores

    Done

    Sorry about the falls, Mal. When we come back in a week or so, we're bringing our 18' Lund Alaskan ,and there is a spot in it for you while this newbie learns to catch stripers from a boat;
  10. northernfly

    Working on the weekend

    Nice pictures congrats on catching thoses nice trouts.
  11. Yesterday
  12. Sflagg91

    Working on the weekend

    I headed north Saturday and I knew fully what I was in for - low water and potentially high water temperatures. Even though I know this river stays cold I was somewhat nervous after the heat wave we had last week. I was pleasantly surprised upon arriving and taking the water temperature I wasn't concerned about the low water though, I've fished it plenty while its low and know the trout in this river hide in every little pocket they can. However, I've never fished it this low. First cast this brookie dramatically porpoised out of the water and latched onto my dry fly Off to a good start! I was wrong... It was quite sometime before I hooked up again. I didn't even get any hits from the numerous smaller wild fish that inhabit this river. it was very strange, at first I thought they might just be selectively feeding but that typically doesn't happen on this river. After covering quite a lot of water and spooking some fish I finally hooked up again At about 11:00 or so it cooled down a bit, the mugginess in the air disappeared and one by one more trout began coming to the net. It wasn't easy though. I had to work for every single one of them, using my best stealth and finesse (which isn't that good!) These fish will usually give me a few shots at them if I miss them the first go around... not this time! One chance that was it! I came to a few long, slow deep pools. There were rainbows stacked up like you wouldn't believe! And I eventually got them to cooperate Some were quite chunky too Heading back up river to my truck I re-fished a few spots. Earlier this fish had snubbed me (I'm assuming this was it - lets just go with it) Not my best day on this river, I got 20 fish. I can usually pull off more than that here. Low water is definitely having its effects on fish. The weather probably didn't help much either as it was hot, cool, rain, cool, hot, windy and repeat. It was a tough day as far as fishing goes, with the effort put in it was almost kinda like working!
  13. R-Factor

    Had a rough month

    Sometimes it seems that when it rains, it pours. My father was in bad car accident a couple weeks ago. While he was still in the hospital, I had to tell him that he lost his dog in the crash. So, sooooo hard to lose a pet! Like others have said, don't be afraid to cry and things will get better in time.
  14. Eldredge Bros. Fly Shop

    Lost Hat

    I found this hat while fishing a river in Maine. I'd be pretty bummed if I lost my fishing hat so I thought I'd post a photo of it here. If this is yours call the fly shop and tell us where you lost it. jim
  15. theflyguy

    Done

    That sucks mal but knowing you when you feel better you will be back out even on the ledges if that where they are. I prefer the sand myself but it’s hard to stay off the rocks this time of year
  16. theflyguy

    Nice fish

    Tuna battle on the fly will be painful I am sure but a good pain atleast. 40+ minute fight on the fly= limp noodle or a arm. Can’t wait to hear that story.
  17. James Browne

    Nice fish

    This was my first day landing two 40"+ fish. My prior best was just a little over 47" but the big one from this week was 47and 3/4"so by length yes my biggest on fly. I think the one I caught many years ago was heavier but I'm not really sure cause it was in the dark in the surf and I don't weigh them. This one definitely fought harder, very hard. The shorter one from that day which was a touch over 40" was also an exceptional fighter and really fat. One of the ones I hooked and lost this day made the 47 look small. My shoulder still hurts a bit, I'm trying to take a break so I'm ready for my next tuna shot.
  18. James Browne

    Had a rough month

    Sorry to hear that Bill. Hope you start feeling better soon, that type of loss is always tough.
  19. caught_the_fever

    Had a rough month

    Sorry to hear of your loss. I'm sure particularly hard when coupled at a time when you are already feeling less than 100% following a major surgery. I hope that each day gets better for you physically and emotionally. While working through the tears is never easy, eventually the grieving process does allow us to accept and be able to look back on the positive addition our loved ones, including pets, had on our lives with a smile. But it is tough when we're in the midst of it. Best to you.
  20. arrowflinger

    Done

    I’m sorry to hear about your crashes on the rocks. This getting old thing sucks at times, especially when you can’t do your favorite pastimes like you/we once did. Hope you get feeling better soon. Ya gotta get back out there cuz there’s fish to be caught!
  21. arrowflinger

    Had a rough month

    I’m not sure I can add much to what has already been said about losing a four legged friend. It’s never been easy when I’ve had to do it and it seems to be getting harder, but it’s life and life goes on. I had a German short haired pointer that was an amazing dog and companion. She’s been gone for years but I still think of her often. She’s not here but she’s never gone. I’m truly sorry for your loss. Time and diversion (like fishing)helps. The best of luck with your surgery.
  22. Swede

    Had a rough month

    Hi y'sguy, I'm sorry to hear your struggles. I don't have any experience with neck surgery, but I have lost some great fur kids recently. The sadness is a measure of how these animals become dear family members. There's no shame in crying. Our last dog died in October and I still tear up sometimes. I have his dog tag on my sling pack, so he and I can still go fishing together. Be well
  23. Mainiac

    Done

    I'll NEVER fish ledges again. Yesterday I hit some local ledges with Nympho and 5wgt.. Pogies were in hard and the bass were on them. Despite a great outing (Eric caught most of the fish) I went down ha'ad , three times. My knees just can't take the super hard surfaces anymore. I guess age and infirmity have finally caught up with me. So I'm done fishing ledge,except by boat. Today I'm sofa bound with ice paks on my knees and oxycodone in my coffee. DONE, DONE, DONE ....................................... Oh ya . Some guy fishing live pogies caught a 48 incha that was fat as a hog and probably rel close to FIFTY pounds !!!!
  24. Mainiac

    Had a rough month

    That really sucks. Surgery is one thing but losing a beloved family member sucks ha'ad ! Been there , done that. I've been truly blessed to have had several loving dogs in my life. Every one becomes a family member and loved for it. I feel your pain brother. Get another in a moth or so. It will rebuild your broken heart,I know through tough experience. As for crying. I broke down each time I lost a beloved dog. No shame at all.
  25. Sflagg91

    Jurassic pond

    Looks great!
  26. Alan

    Had a rough month

    Hey Bill I'm sorry to hear of your loss. The neck surgery along with the loss of your pal is a bit much all at once. Our pets don't ask for much and their devotion to us is remarkable. The wag of the tail and lick of the tongue in most cases can make a bad day not so bad. Time is what it takes. I had yellow lab who was the only one who rode in my pickup truck with me. The day I had to put her down was as bad as losing a family member. They do creep into our hearts for sure, but time will ease that pain. Take Gunners advice. There are many abandoned pets out there who need a home. They won't replace your friend but will fill in a lot of that emptiness.
  27. Kevin McKay

    The Bemis's

    This group is made up off my cousins and this year my Dad came,I haven't had him out in years. I had a blast, my cousin and dad were laughing all day long and even got some fish. And I hear "hey dad" and I look up and Jax is floating by,to funny
  28. Kevin McKay

    Jurassic pond

    "Where the fish are huge and the dragon flies are bigger and the caddis will carry you away!" I had a great time with these two,they have come a long way, we got several fish but only took a few pics The two in the net came on one cast
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