You guys are all a bunch of lying bastards!!!

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by JesseC, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. JesseC

    JesseC Active Member

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    Ed - you are a true cock master. That photo is mine and I hang out with myself all of the time. ;)
     
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    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    I like those sytlish fleece gloves. And I'm just jealous.
     
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    Those are glacier gloves. They are by far the best fishing related accessory buy I've made at $10. It's really too bad mine started smelling like a hamsters asshole, but maybe the salty schwet is attracting the fish finally.
     
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    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    More open admissions of scent fishing...oh the horrors.
     
  6. JesseC

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    Here's my smolt. It still fought better than any trout I've caught. I am screwed for life, all those trout skills down the drain; all those books, all those flies, all that 5 and 6x flouro tippet, all those 3-5wt rods. I'll be damned.
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    Right on... Jesse..

    Last sunday was epic... We hook two monster that broke our 12lb maxima leader and one of my striping guide.. And couple tucks but no fish to hand.. Monday was 60 degree and hot.. Slow no fish... But did see an old gentleman hook an 25lb plus on Morgan crossing, they were back trolling some kind of plug,, could not believe the size of that fish...

    Hey.. We not all bastard here...
     
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    I am in complete agreement. Mine are wonderful, but smell like sh**. But I also throw gear on occasion. Nice fish, though. For some reason I caught more small hatchery fish (maybe 1-salters) this winter than I feel like I have in years past.
     
  9. jeff bandy

    jeff bandy Make my day

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    Excuse me. Who are you calling bastard?
     
  10. JesseC

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    Taking Jim Kerrs steelheading class last month was honestly the best thing I could have done.
     
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    Sorry Jeff :(

    Wasn't going to stick around any longer after hurling for the afternoon. It didn't even work for chumming.
     
  12. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    Gotta start running 15-20lb!
     
  13. John Hicks

    John Hicks Owner and operator of Sea Run Pursuits

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    Jesse, welcome to the swing club. There is something very cool about feeling that pull at the end of the line. Knowing that at that very moment in time, you and the fish playing a little game of deception as you ask her to dance. Then you feel the pull of the fish as she says "Yes, I like your fly, let's dance". After that moment there is no difference between spoon, jig, glo bug, bead, or swung lady carolyn.


    Evan, I have to dissagree with this statement somewhat. I would be very surprised if you could put 20lbs of pressure on a fish without breaking your rod, pulling the hook from the fish's mouth or just straightening the hook all together.

    I tend to run 12lb mono during the winter. I don't notice a big percentage of fish lost due to broken leader. It's mostly pulled hooks, and a couple bad knots. With the knots, I'm notorious for tying a bad knot and fishing it. I always come back with a little curly cue and think "damn it, should have tied that one again" :beathead:
     
  14. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    Agreed on the 20lbs of pressure thing. But I'm after abrasion resistance when I step up my leader size. When I'm dredging bottom with T-14, I'm constantly getting caught in rocks and chewing up the leader. I've actually had plenty of fish pop me off on the heavy stuff before, just not nearly as many.
     
  15. Brazda

    Brazda Fly Fishing guide "The Bogy House" Lodge

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    Maybe the wrong river?

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