Enlightened finally joined the club...

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  1. triploidjunkie

    triploidjunkie Active Member

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    After three years of flyfishing, Enlightened joined the "Double Digit club". Thursday she wiped a long standing skunk off. She hadn't caught a fish in about a dozen trips out. It went from frustration and desperation, to nearly depression and despair. Finally she put a fish in the net.
    So on Saturday, when we left the house she was a little more optimistic. I got her boat in the water, knotted a fly I'd tied that morning on, and sent her out while I wadered up and put a fly on. I hear a whoop, and see Enlightened connected to a fish which throws her hook on the fourth jump. I get on the water, row out where I want to set up shop, and before I can make a cast she's hooked up again. I hear a squeal of pure glee, and then "get over here! you need to check this out!" When I get over there, I'm shocked to see a real montster when she lifts the net out of the water. After I snap a few pics, I tell her to keep it. My dad asked me to keep him a big one, and this qualified. It was her first fish to ever break the ten pound mark. She's had a few close, and the one on Thursday was probably close to eight if we'd weighed it. She ended the day with four fish to my one. 2013 013.JPG 2013 026.JPG
     
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    Will you two adopt me?


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  3. Bruce Baker

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    Awesome!
     
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    Skysoldier Trout Hunter

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    Well done!
     
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  5. David Loy

    David Loy Senior Moment

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    Fish? I didn't see any fish.
     
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    Thas a big fish!

    Congratulations to her.
     
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    Beautiful! ... oh, and the fish ain't bad either :D
     
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    Just saw this in the gallery....WOW, what a monster !!! Way to go....

    Mark
     
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    How many times do I have to tell you, do not lift wild steel out of the water. Nice fish girl, nice fish.
     
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    I believe that she was fishing in a lake. That water was way to calm to be any Skinny water.
     
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    It was a lake river and it was a joke between triploid and I.
     
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  13. she is a babe with all do respect
     
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    That's the most photogenic fish I've ever seen.
     
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    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    I'm glad the pond is producing for somebody ,I've had a dry year or so on that body of water.
     
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    That is awesome! What a fish and good to see enlightened is the one hoisting it up!

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    Nice!!!
     
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    reminds me of the old Winston ads...
     
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    Tell me about it! I was at the breaking point:)
     
  20. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    I.......... Need a couple of those!!! Nice.
     
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