We actually do catch fish (not just talk about it)

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by TallFlyGuy, Jul 8, 2006.

  1. TallFlyGuy Adipossessed!

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    In case you missed it on the other thread---Went fishing yesterday and caught a nice native hen on my new 6wt spey 12' 6" TFO I just got from Mike at the Red Shed. (Thanks Mike) It still has the plastic on it.

    Used a black tubefly on a river that gets tons of pressure here in SW Washington.

    I went 1 for two. Found out I was leaving too much rabbit strip and fish were hitting it and barely getting hooked. I shortened the rabbit and finally landed a fish.
  2. John Hicks Owner and operator of Sea Run Pursuits

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    Very nice report. How do you like the TFO?
  3. TallFlyGuy Adipossessed!

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    I like it, Very light and surprisingly it can throw tips fairly easy.
  4. John Hicks Owner and operator of Sea Run Pursuits

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    That's great. I have been looking into picking up a spey. I know I'm one of those neandrethals that still yards with one hand.
  5. willieboat Member

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    TFG,
    Looks like a nice native. Good report!

    Don
  6. Steelie Mike Active Member

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    Tall you need to stop giving the universe Salmon Creek reports. Man!
  7. Hal Eckert Member

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    Nice, my god the rod grip still does have the plastic on it, guess you won't be sending back though now that it has been fish slimed. Thats a nice little rod but I went for the Snowbee XP 6/7 wgt 12 footer from Mike - Red Shed last fall sweet little rod it is. Our summer run Skamanias are in now also out here in the western gls rivers.

    :beer2:

    BG
  8. TallFlyGuy Adipossessed!

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    Caught this little Hen this morning at a different location, On the Shwing!


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  9. Steelie Mike Active Member

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    Dammit Justin! Quit talking about the East Fork Notellum!