Enlightened finally joined the club...

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by triploidjunkie, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. 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
  2. Mike Ediger Active Member

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    Will you two adopt me?

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  3. Bruce Baker Active Member

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  4. Skysoldier Trout Hunter

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    Lost in the woods.....
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    Well done!
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  5. David Loy Senior Moment

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    Fish? I didn't see any fish.
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  6. Olive bugger Active Member

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    Thas a big fish!

    Congratulations to her.
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  7. GAT Active Member

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    Beautiful! ... oh, and the fish ain't bad either :D
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  8. Mark Mercer Member

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    Just saw this in the gallery....WOW, what a monster !!! Way to go....

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  9. Irafly Active Member

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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.
  10. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I believe that she was fishing in a lake. That water was way to calm to be any Skinny water.
  11. Mountain Man Active Member

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  12. Irafly Active Member

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    It was a lake river and it was a joke between triploid and I.
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  13. Evan Virnoche Guest

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    she is a babe with all do respect
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  14. Rob Hardman Active Member

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    That's the most photogenic fish I've ever seen.
  15. 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.
  16. Jeff Dodd Active Member

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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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  17. Jim Speaker Active Member

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  18. later_Peter Active Member

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    reminds me of the old Winston ads...
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  19. enlightened Active Member

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    Tell me about it! I was at the breaking point:)
  20. dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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